Well that didn’t go as planned, hey Malusi?
Twitter is ruthless, and the ex-Finance Minister and current dead man walking Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba should know that.
Seems it slipped his mind when he decided to post this video on Twitter earlier today, calling out a Home Affairs employee filmed being rather lax on the job.
The video had done the rounds on social media, and Gigaba stated that he has asked the Department of Home Affairs to investigate this matter and take swift action against the official.
I was this morning informed about the video circulating on social media platforms, and have asked the Department of @HomeAffairsSA to investigate this matter and take swift action against the official. pic.twitter.com/ZwllSemEyZ
— Malusi Gigaba (@mgigaba) March 14, 2018
Pretty poor on the official’s front, but isn’t Malusi forgetting something?
That’s right – remember when he was busted playing Candy Crush during Parliament?
Twitter never forgets:
I could go on, because there are plenty of other people sticking the knife in, but I think the point has been made.
Gigaba currently has his hands full, giving evidence to the parliamentary committee investigating State Capture. News24 reckon his political career has taken a turn for the worse:
Gigaba is running the risk of becoming one of the biggest liars in political history. On the Fireblade issue alone, two courts took the extraordinary step of calling him a liar. In the original judgment in December last year, Judge Sulet Potteril described Gigaba’s arguments as “disingenuous, spurious and fundamentally flawed, laboured and meritless, bad in law, astonishing, palpably untrue, untenable and not sustained by objective evidence, uncreditworthy and nonsensical”.
She went further: “A court does not readily make findings that a minister’s version is untenable and palpably untrue, but in this matter, it had to be done.”
In case you were wondering, that is legal speak for “liar, liar, pants on fire”.
Gigaba appealed the judgment only to be “klapped” again. Judge Neil Tuchten said in his judgment in the Pretoria High Court that Gigaba had “deliberately told untruths under oath”.
That was not all. He said that Gigaba had committed “a breach of the Constitution so serious” that he would “characterise it as a violation”.
Again Gigaba appealed – this time to the Constitutional Court, which had no interest in hearing the appeal and dismissed it with costs last week.
Then there is his Gupta citizenship folly, which we can only hope is the final nail in his coffin.
President Ramaphosa, you know what to do.
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