Interior Minister Malusi Gigaba resigned on Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa's strategy to allow courts and supervisors to dictate the pace of his government cleanliness.
Gigaba submitted his letter of resignation the day before Ramaphosa dismissed him in accordance with the order issued by the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane regarding Gigaba's oaths in the case of a court against the Fireblade private terminal at Oppenheimers.
A similar approach has been successful in dealing with other officials involved in state capture, including former South African Income Service Chief Tom Moyane, and Nomgcobo Jiba and Lawrence Mrwebi, all of the "processors" by courts or public investigations Ramaphosa acted against them.
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NAS Ramaphosa's supporters hailed this move this week, saying the approach to allowing public, political and legal pressure to build before acting was effective.
Ramaphosa uses others, opposition and state structures to clean up his home, "said a member of the provincial executive committee, KwaZulu-Natal (PEC), who was involved in the presidential campaign of Ramaphosa.