In 2017, North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria ruled that Gigaba lied under oath but also violated the Constitution. The judgment followed a court battle which Fireblade Aviation, owned by the wealthy Oppenheimer family, had lodged in November 2016 against the Department of Home Affairs and others.
News24 previously reported that the application sought to have the court declare that approval for a terminal at OR Tambo International Airport – allegedly granted by Gigaba in early 2016 during his first stint as Minister of Home Affairs – could not be revoked.
It is alleged that Gigaba revoked the approval he originally granted, under pressure from the Guptas.
Gigaba’s appeal against the judgment was dismissed in the Supreme Court of Appeal with costs, earlier this year.
On Wednesday, Busisiwe Mkhwebane recommended that President Cyril Ramaphosa take disciplinary action against the Minister of Home Affairs.
This is a developing story.