A cabinet reshuffle is on the cards after home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba’s resignation, a day before the deadline set by the public protector for President Cyril Ramaphosa to take action against him for lying under oath. Business Day understands that more changes to the executive are expected, although Ramaphosa has not decided on the timing, with elections, likely to be followed by a wholesale reshuffle, due in about six months. Other factors under consideration are understood to be the court processes around minister in the presidency Bathabile Dlamini, who was also found to have lied under oath when dealing with the SA Social Security Agency grant-payment fiasco during her tenure as social development minister. Gigaba is the second minister to resign since Ramaphosa took office in February. He was found by the courts to have lied under oath in the Fireblade Aviation matter, a dispute with the Oppenheimer family over whether he had given permission for the opening of a privat...

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