SCA ruling proves Gigaba is unfit for office - DA

SCA ruling proves Gigaba is unfit for office - DA

The Democratic Alliance (DA) has welcomed the Supreme Court of Appeal's decision to uphold a damning High Court judgement against the Home Affairs Minister.

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The DA says it has laid a complaint against the Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba with the Public Protector.

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Appeal upheld a damning high court ruling in December, which found Gigaba to have been in breach of the Constitution.

Judge Neil Tuchten found Gigaba "committed a breach of the Constitution so serious that I would characterise it as a violation" in his submission in a case against the Oppenheimer family's Fireblade VVIP service at OR Tambo International Airport.

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DA Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says the judgement proves Gigaba is unfit for office and should be removed.

"If he (Gigaba) can't do the honourable thing and resign, then frankly President [Cyril] Ramaphosa should step in and rescue the Department of Home Affairs from an.. inept and clearly now confirmed dishonest minister," says Steenhuisen.

The DA wants Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate whether Gigaba violated the Executive Ethics Code for lying under oath and violating the Constitution.

Steenhuisen explains they have also laid a complaint with the Ethics Committee as the minister is a member of parliament.

The Home Affairs Department meanwhile says it will first study the judgement and decide on a way forward.

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