An in-depth look at Malusi Gigaba's history and rise in government

Malusi Gigaba's resignation as Minister of Home Affairs has been welcomed by the ANC while political opposition parties say it is long overdue.

Gigaba found himself in a hot mess over a couple of weeks ranging from a leaked sex tape through to the Public Protector saying he violated the executive code of ethics.

Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane had also instructed National Assembly Speaker Baleka Mbete to refer Gigaba to Parliament’s ethics committee for breaching the MPs’ code of conduct.

While Gigaba resigned from Cabinet, he has not resigned as a Member of Parliament meaning he still has to answer to the various committees looking into the Department of Home Affairs' issues.

Eusebius McKaiser spoke to News24 Journalist and co-author of Enemy of the People Pieter du Toit and eNCA senior political reporter Samkele Maseko on what was his role was in the state capture project.

Du Toit outlined Gigaba's political history and how he came to occupy the positions he did in government.

The issue of Malusi Gigaba has been under discussion for the past week or two weeks. Basically, he was strong-armed by the president of the ANC to hand in his resignation.

Samkele Maseko, eNCA Senior political reporter

READ: Gigaba resigns as Home Affairs Minister

He is trying to escape his political history.

Pieter du Toit, News24 Journalist and co-author of Enemy of the People

READ: Gigaba says his resignation is not an admission of guilt - Presidency

Du Toit says it is clear that Malusi Gigaba did not push back against pressures from former president, Jacob Zuma in appointing his preferred board members for SOEs.

Malusi still needs to appear to the ANC integrity commission over this issue of state capture. He still needs to account at the state capture inquiry. He is still appearing at the Parliamentary Home Affairs committee over the Fireblade issue and the ANC top six.

Samkele Maseko, eNCA Senior political reporter

The ANC integrity committee has only had one success over the last 12 years or so which was the suspension of Julius Malema. we should not place our hope on the ANC to extract accountability from Gigaba.

Pieter du Toit, News24 Journalist and co-author of Enemy of the People

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