Peter Bruce Columnist

It is becoming almost impossible to follow quite what home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba is in the most trouble for — aiding and abetting state capture, being called a liar by senior courts, having the public protector agree that he lied and directing President Cyril Ramaphosa to sanction him, or having a sex tape featuring him maliciously released into the public arena. There’s no doubt in my mind by now that Gigaba should be removed from the government and that if the president doesn’t use the public protector’s sanction window to fire him he should resign. Sadly, there’s a very strong possibility that neither will happen. Gigaba, sans job, would find it hard to get a job in the private sector. He is a lifetime politician. What Ramaphosa wants to avoid is having Gigaba pop up alongside Jacob Zuma the next time the former president makes a court appearance. Nonetheless, I think Gigaba should go because of his role in state capture. It’s his big sin. It was direct, overt, deeply en...

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