South African home affairs minister says he will ‘fight to bitter end’ over accusations – City Press newspaper

FILE PHOTO: Then-Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba arrives to deliver his budget address to the South African parliament in Cape Town, February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Hutchings/File Photo

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South African Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has said he will “fight … to the bitter end” against any moves to remove him after the anti-graft watchdog said he should be disciplined for lying under oath, the City Press newspaper reported.

On Wednesday, Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane directed President Cyril Ramaphosa to discipline Gigaba over remarks made under oath about the wealthy Oppenheimer family’s attempt to open a private airport immigration facility.

Gigaba told the City Press on Sunday that he faced a sustained political onslaught aimed at forcing his…

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