The DA says she intends to file complaints about perjury against both Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba. The party says it is high time that the president shows his commitment to eradicate corruption.
Minister of the Interior Malusi Gigaba. Image: GCIS
CAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will go to court to test the rationality of a decision by President Cyril Ramaphosa to keep ministers Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba in his cabinet if he does not dismiss them next Friday.
Dlamini's behavior came under fire in the Constitutional Court on Thursday because it misled the court to protect itself against the consequences of reckless and negligent behavior in its treatment of the social security system.
In a separate case, the High Court in Pretoria found that Gigaba had been unfair in a case involving a private airport terminal.
The opposition says it is high time that Ramaphosa shows his commitment to eradicate corruption.
The DA says she intends to file complaints about perjury against both Bathabile Dlamini and Malusi Gigaba.
DA leader Mmusi Maimane says that the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been slow to deal with his complaint against him after a statement by the Supreme Court of North Gauteng that he had deliberately told falsehoods under oath and violated the constitution.
Maimane says that the president must be removed from both ministers immediately.
"In his capacity as president, his oath of office forces him to put the interests of the republic at the top of those of his party, how can it be in the interests of South Africa to have pastors who have been found?"
Gigaba's spokesman, Thabo Mokgola, says he will not comment on calls for him to be scrapped.
(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)