- The ANC said Malusi Gigaba will remain an integral member of the party following his resignation
- On Tuesday afternoon, Gigaba resigned as Home Affairs Minister
- Gigaba said his resignation was not an admission of guilt
Despite his resignation, and the several controversial happenings of the past few weeks, the ANC said it still wants Malusi Gigaba to be play a vital part in the ruling party.
On Tuesday, Gigaba, the former Home Affairs Minister, resigned. The president, Cyril Ramaphosa, accepted the minister's resignation.
However, Gigaba stressed that his resignation as the minister was not an admission of guilt.
According to eNCA, Gigaba said he decided to resign after a long period of sustained 'and vitriolic public attacks' on his integrity.
The former minister added:
"I wish to state that my resignation is not an admission of guilt on my part.”
Meanwhile, Pule Mabe, the ruling party's spokesman, said Ramaphosa did not convince Gigaba to resign.
Briefly.co.za learned that Gigaba will still be an MP, as well as an ANC National Executive Council Committee member.
On Tuesday, Briefly.co.za reported that Malusi Gigaba stepped down as the Home Affairs Minister, a day before President Cyril Ramaphosa was set to take action against him.
On 13 October, news broke that embattled Malusi Gigaba sent the head of state a letter of resignation.
According to BusinessLIVE, the president was set to take action against Gigaba, who had a rough couple of weeks, on Wednesday.
Opposition parties pressed for Gigaba to step down or be sacked after the public protector found that he had violated the constitution by lying to the court about the details surrounding the Fireblade Aviation situation.
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