Nzimande to be acting home affairs minister after Gigaba's resignation

Nzimande to be acting home affairs minister after Gigaba's resignation

- Malusi Gigaba has resigned as Minister of Home Affairs

- Blade Nzimande, Minister of Transport, will be acting as Minister of Home Affairs until Gigaba's replacement has been chosen

- Gigaba's resignation comes just one day before the president was set to take action against him

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Minister of Transport, Blade Nzimande, has been chosen by President Ramaphosa to be acting Home Affairs minister until a fitting replacement has been chosen.

This comes after Malusi Gigaba has stepped down as the Finance Minister on T\\the 13th of November, a day before the president was set to take action against him.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier on how pressure has been mounting for Gigaba's dismissal.

According to a report by EWN, Gigaba's resignation means he will be spared the humiliation of being fired.

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The Public Protector had given the president until the 14th to decide on what action will be taken against the now former Home Affairs Minister for lying under oath.

The Democratic Alliance were granted a court date to challenge the president's decision to keep Gigaba in his Cabinet.

However, given Gigaba's resignation, the challenge will have to be let go.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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