The African Christian Democratic Party welcomes the resignation of the now former Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba.

There can be no doubt that Gigaba has had a checkered past, from his involvement with the Guptas, the Fireblade saga, lying in a court of law and recent sex tape scandal, it is apparent that Gigaba was involved in digging his own political grave. After the Constitutional Court upheld two previous decisions, which found that Gigaba lied under oath, with regard to the granting of special immigration services to the Oppenheimer family at O. R. Thambo International Airport, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommended that Cyril Ramaphosa must take action against Gigaba. The writing was on the wall.

Gigaba had become a liability, not only to his own party, but to the people of South Africa as well. It is a pity that he did not follow the example of former Finance Minister, Nene, with an immediate resignation. South Africa needs capable, trustworthy, ethical leaders of integrity. Gigaba was not one of them.


14 November 2018