Former Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba, resigned as a member of Parliament on Thursday.
Deputy Editor at Finacial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha, says Gigaba resigned in order to escape accountability and avoid being fired by Ramaphosa.
Gigaba said he will clear his name but Mantshantsha says he has left it too late because the Constitutional Court has certified him as "a liar".
Gigabyte is indeed gone only to escape accountability and not because he has fallen on his sword, he is trying to avoid being fired by the President and being sanctioned by Parliament.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, deputy editor at Financial Mail
Malusi Gigaba has indeed violated the Constitution...— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, deputy editor at Financial Mail
This was the man who was at some point responsible for all the finances of the Republic of South Africa and this was the man, until recently, who was responsible for all the ports of entry in which hundreds of billions of goods go through to reach the country and to leave South Africa.— Sikonathi Mantshantsha, deputy editor at Financial Mail
In other news, Mantshantsha says South Africans will have a merry Christmas as petrol is set to go down by R1.54 in the coming month.
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