With so much controversy surrounding some of those nominated to serve the ANC in Parliament, speculation had forecast the return of former minister, Malusi Gigaba, among others. However, it seems as if Gigaba has been elbowed out of his expected deployment and it doesn't seem likely to change.
It appears as if President Cyril Ramaphosa has kept his promise to eradicate questionable ANC members from the party.
Among these is former minister Malusi Gigaba, who had been expected to make a return to Parliament following his resignation from his position as minister.
With new Members of Parliament being sworn in yesterday, it quickly became evident that the president had elected to cull implicated politicians from his herd.
According to The Citizen, there is little hope of Gigaba bouncing back to his former place on the ANC benches, with a source in the party commenting:
“As for Gigaba, he decided he must stay out to deal with the outcome of the commissions and to clear his name. Malusi is out, he won’t be redeployed at all."
Another person who had caused a buzz over her appearance on the list, Nomvula Mokonyane, will also not be returning to Parliament, reported.
Minister Bathabile Dlamini and Mosebenzi Zwane are all facing a future on the back benches in Parliament.
It seems as if the ANC's Integrity Commission has managed to make it easy for Ramaphosa to avoid placing shady politicians in Parliament and even his Cabinet.
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