Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba and minister in the presidency for women Bathabile Dlamini — the former minister of social development — should be immediately dismissed from the cabinet, DA leader Mmusi Maimane said on Friday. Both ministers have been found to have lied under oath. Maimane said at a media briefing on Friday that he had written to Ramaphosa asking him to fire Gigaba and Dlamini before October 5. “Should he fail to do so, we will approach the courts to seek an order to compel him to act to uphold the honour of high executive honour and remove these two perjurers from his cabinet,” Maimane said. He said it was “irrational” for these ministers to continue to be members of cabinet in the light of findings of two courts against them. “It is truly an exceptional circumstance to have two members of the executive [who were] found to have lied under oath in court cases relating to their work in government. This is intolerable and both these ministers should be dismissed f...

BL Premium

This article is reserved for our subscribers.

A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.



Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@businesslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.