Er­rant Gi­gaba clings to power at all cost

Daily News - - METRO -

HE DE­NIED he was ever in­volved in state cap­ture, and that he helped the Gup­tas to get South African cit­i­zen­ship.

He has also been linked with an­other rich fam­ily, the Op­pen­heimers, giv­ing them per­mis­sion to build a pri­vate ter­mi­nal at OR Tambo In­ter­na­tional Air­port, which he has, of course, also de­nied.

The Con­sti­tu­tional Court and the Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor have found that the so­cialite Home Af­fairs Min­is­ter Malusi Gi­gaba lied un­der oath.

Per­jury is a se­ri­ous of­fence, es­pe­cially for a gov­ern­ment min­is­ter, and like for­mer fi­nance min­is­ter Nh­lanhla Nene did, Gi­gaba should have done the hon­ourable thing and re­signed.

Pub­lic Pro­tec­tor Bu­sisiwe Mkhwe­bane has given Pres­i­dent Cyril Ramaphosa 20 days to take ac­tion against the er­rant min­is­ter.

But Gi­gaba is un­fazed by all the con­tro­versy. He says he hasn’t been found guilty of any wrong­do­ing and in­tends to fight on to the bit­ter end to clear his name and fur­ther his po­lit­i­cal am­bi­tions. He hopes to be pres­i­dent one day.

Politi­cian, so­cialite and now the ro­man­tic. A video of Gi­gaba en­gag­ing in a solo sex act has gone vi­ral and caused a pub­lic sen­sa­tion. His en­e­mies want to see him de­stroyed.

Though he is like a cat on a hot tin roof, he smiles like a Cheshire cat.

T Markan­dan

Sil­ver­glen

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