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Political Desk: Gigaba - Did he jump or was he pushed?

14 November 2018 7:29 AM
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Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba
#GuptaLeaks
Judge Raymond Zondo

The day after his resignation journalist Ranjeni Munusamy says Malusi Gigaba was lucky to survive so long in cabinet.

It was only last week that now-former Home Affairs minister Malusi Gigaba claimed there would be hell to pay if he were forced to resign.

But on Tuesday, just hours before the President’s deadline to act on him as recommended by the Public protector, Gigaba did just that.

He has been found to have lied to the courts over permission granted to the Oppenheimers’ Fireblade Aviation to operate a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.

But did Gigaba jump, or was he pushed?

Journalist Ranjeni Munusam joined Bongani Bingwa on the Political Desk on Wednesday.

It's clear that he still believes he's done nothing wrong.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

Munusamy adds that most of the people linked to the Gupta family were removed back in February.

He was actually lucky to survive this long in cabinet.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

Munusamy says the Guptas invested a lot of money in a 'protection racket' and says it's important to remember that the current State Capture inquiry poses a serious threat to the family's network.

The State Capture Inquiry is a high stakes game and there are efforts to interfere with this process and to intimidate witnesses and we've seen that happening already.

Ranjeni Munusamy, Associate Editor at Tiso BlackStar Group

Listen to the full conversation from Wednesday's Political Desk below:


14 November 2018 7:29 AM
Tags:
Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba
#GuptaLeaks
Judge Raymond Zondo

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