By the end of the week we will know what disciplinary action President Cyril Ramaphosa will take against home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba, who has been found to have lied to the courts over permission granted to the Oppenheimers’ Fireblade Aviation to operate a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport. Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommended that Ramaphosa take action against Gigaba by this Wednesday. Mkhwebane also gave the speaker of the National Assembly, Baleka Mbete, 14 days from receiving the report to refer Gigaba’s violation to the joint committee on ethics and members’ interests. Parliamentary deliberations on whether or not to amend the constitution to facilitate the expropriation of land without compensation in the public interest move a step closer to finality this week. This will bring to an end a prolonged process of consultation and public hearings on the issue, which has caused heated political debate and contributed to the political uncertainty ...

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