Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba violated the constitution and the Executive Ethics Code by lying in court, public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found. Mkhwebane said on Thursday that she investigated a complaint laid by DA MP John Steenhuisen after the high court in Pretoria found in December last year that Gigaba had told “untruths” under oath in the matter between himself, in his capacity as home affairs minister, and the Oppenheimers’ Fireblade Aviation in a legal battle about operating a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport. She has now directed the president to take appropriate disciplinary action against Gigaba for violating the constitution, the ethics code and parliament’s own code of ethics. President Cyril Ramaphosa must advise Mkhwebane within 20 days of receipt of the report on action he takes. The speaker of the national assembly, Baleka Mbete, has 30 days from the publication of Mkhwebane's report to provide the implementation plan on steps to be t...

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