Malusi Gigaba resigns as Minister of Home Affairs

Sthulile Mdletshe

Opposition parties have welcomed the resignation of home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba

The Presidency confirmed the resignation of Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in a statement on Tuesday.

Presidential Spokesperson Khusela Diko confirmed that Gigaba handed in his resignation to President Cyril Ramaphosa. 

Gigaba resignation comes amidst Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's findings that found Gigaba to have lied under oath in his battle with Fireblade Aviation and its request to open a private VVIP terminal at OR Tambo International Airport. 

Mkhwebane revealed that Gigaba violated the constitution and the executive ethics code when he lied under oath in court. 

The presidency’s office has confirmed that Minister of Transport Blade Nzimande is appointed to act as Home Affairs Minister until a permanent appointment is made.