Public Protector: President must discipline Gigaba for lying under oath
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has ordered President Ramaphosa to take appropriate disciplinary action against Malusi Gigaba, and file her office's report with the National Assembly.
PRETORIA - Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has directed President Cyril Ramaphosa to take appropriate disciplinary action against Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba for lying under oath in court.
The matter relates to the Fireblade VIP airport terminal at OR Tambo International Airport.
In December last year, in litigation between the department and the company, the High Court found Gigaba deliberately told untruths.
Mkhwebane says the president must discipline Gigaba for several violations.
“The president must take appropriate disciplinary action against Mr Gigaba for violating the Constitution, the executive ethics code and the code of ethical conduct and disclosure of members' interest for assembly and council members.”
Gigaba will also be required to account to Parliament.
“The Speaker of the National Assembly must within 14 days of receipt of this report from the president refer minister Gigaba’s violation of the code and disclosure of members' interest to the joint committee on ethics and members' interest for consideration.”
#PublicProtector Mkhwebane: I sent Gigaba a notice to afford him an opportunity to respond to the provisional findings. Gigaba did not respond. BB— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) October 31, 2018