The IFP has noted, and welcomes, the resignation of Minister of Home Affairs, Mr Malusi Gigaba MP.
Mr Gigaba had found himself embroiled in serious controversies which had negatively impacted on the image and credibility of his office and government.
The recent findings by the Constitutional Court and the Public Protector would have made it very difficult for Mr Gigaba to remain in office; and thus his decision is the honourable course of action.
There is no doubt that President Ramaphosa applied necessary and due pressure on Mr Gigaba to save both offices further political embarrassment and damage of a dismissal.
Whilst his track record in government is checkered and debatable, the IFP wishes Mr Gigaba well in his future endeavours, and thanks him for his service in the various positions he held.
We also call on Mr Gigaba to avail himself to the State Capture Commission of Inquiry to clarify his role during his tenure at Public Enterprise and Home Affairs; departments which had to bear the brutal brunt of Zumaism and Guptaism.
Issued on behalf of the IFP by:
Mkhuleko Hlengwa MP
IFP National Spokesperson
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