Politicians have had a lot to say about Malusi Gigaba’s resignation as home affairs minister.
The former minister said in a statement today that his resignation was not admission of guilt, adding he had filed an application for judicial review of Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s Fireblade findings.
“I also intend to defend all other matters which resulted from my term of office as a member of Cabinet,” he said.
But this hasn’t stopped other politicians from celebrating his downfall.
EFF deputy president Floyd Shivambu took to Twitter to mock the former minister, saying he would now have enough time to be romantic.
The ‘romantic’ guy fell on his sword. He will enough time to play now. Next:: ?
— Floyd Shivambu (@FloydShivambu) November 13, 2018
This while EFF leader Julius Malema advised his followers not to laugh at another man’s wound because karma never fails at her job.
It was unclear if the EFF leader was encouraging his followers to be compassionate or mocking the former minister for making fun of Malema’s axing from the ANC.
Inxeba lendonda alihlekwa, Isondo liyajikajika.
— Julius Sello Malema (@Julius_S_Malema) November 13, 2018
EFF chairperson Dali Mpofu also made fun of the former minister and asked his followers who they thought would be next to face the axe.
Another One Bites The Dust!!
— Dali Mpofu (@AdvDali_Mpofu) November 13, 2018
Former president Jacob Zuma’s daughter Thuthukile only asked the former minister how he felt about resigning, sharing a video of him saying if Zuma didn’t resign, he, along with other MPs would vote him out.
https://t.co/uxHfYAzBgq throw back Thursday. Ereng resignation mongwaneng?
— Thuthukile Zuma (@Thuthu_Zuma) November 13, 2018
BLF leader Andile Mngxitama said the sad part about Gigaba’s resignation was that he would never be able to tell “the truth” about the Oppenheimers.
Mngxitama also made predictions that Nomvula Mokonyane and Bathabile Dlamini would be next to resign or face the axe.
Ekurhuleni Mayor Mzwandile Masina lamented the fact that the ANC was losing young leaders, further asking who was next to face the axe.
“Now that @mgigaba is gone who is next. Those who are laughing today please know it’s still a long way to go.
“First it was [Peter] Mokaba who was rejected in the executive, Lulu Johnson ignored, Gigaba and Mbalula removed, Malema and co fired. Yet we are future,” he said.
He said he was on Gigaba’s side.
For the record I stand by Cde Malusi Gigaba @mgigaba and the ANC
— Mzwandile Masina (@mzwandileMasina) November 13, 2018