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GIGABA RESIGNS!!! Embattled Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned!

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Embattled Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has resigned.

According to a statement issued by the Presidency on Tuesday, Gigaba’s resignation has been accepted by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“Minister Gigaba indicated in his letter of resignation that he was stepping aside for the sake of our country and the movement to which he belongs.

“Further to relieve the President from undue pressure and allow him to focus on improving the lives of the people of South Africa and for him to do the best he can to serve the country and save it from this economic meltdown,” the statement read.

Transport Minister Blade Nzimande will act as Minister of Home Affairs until a permanent appointment is made.

On Monday the ANC’s national working committee (NWC) held a routine meeting where it is believed to have discussed Gigaba amid public pressure for him to be removed.

It is not yet clear whether his decision to resign was prompted by an instruction from the NWC.

In February this year the Pretoria high court found that Gigaba had lied about not granting permission for the Oppenheimer’s to operate the private Fireblade terminal at OR Tambo airport. The judgement was confirmed when the Constitutional Court rejected the minister’s appeal earlier this month.

Imagine hiding a R11,927,015 secret from your spouse for over 3 years. Could you do it?

Gigaba continued to make headlines when Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane’s report confirmed he had violated the Constitution, the Executive Ethics Code and Parliament’s Code of Ethics by lying under oath about the Fireblade saga. Ramaphosa was given 20 days to take disciplinary action against his minister by Mkhwebane while speaker Baleka Mbete was given 14 days to refer Gigaba to the joint committee on ethics and members’ interests.

City Press reported that on Friday, Gigaba met with the president in a last-ditch attempt to save his job, claiming that the Oppenheimers were working hand-in-glove with the Guptas.

Gigaba has held several positions in government, from minister of public enterprises to finance minister and later home affairs minister.

Gigaba, in his position as home affairs minister, was involved in the early naturalisation of the Gupta family, a decision that is now the subject of a parliamentary investigation. However, Gigaba insisted at a parliamentary portfolio committee meeting that he only met the Gupta family for “social cohesion reasons” and was not influenced by the family.

leaked Eskom report released earlier this month called for Gigaba along with former public enterprises minister Lynne Brown to be criminally investigated over mismanagement at the power utility.

The Democratic Alliance had also filed an application to the high court in Pretoria in October, challenging both Gigaba and Minister of Women in the Presidency Bathabile Dlamini’s appointment to Ramaphosa’s cabinet in February this year.

Over the last few weeks, commentators have questioned whether the minister was likely to resign — sparked in part by the leaking of a video of Gigaba masturbating.

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NOT AGAIN!!! Twitter MOCKS Itu Khune for his ‘trash’ fashion sense!

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Itumeleng Khune mocked by Twitter for his jeans. On Monday, the Kaizer Chiefs and Bafana Bafana star took to Twitter to share a motivational message with his followers. But it appears fashion sense has managed to dribble past Mzansi’s number one keeper and put one in the back of the net.

Itumeleng Khune is well known for his brilliance between the posts. Strikers become terrified when they have to face him as not many are able to score against him. His tweet received an overwhelming reaction. But the focus was not on the message itself.

Itumeleng Khune

Khune tweeted a message with a picture of himself: “I still don’t understand how people are afraid to see each other WIN!? There is so much room in the industry for your uniqueness! Don’t let people try to dim your light because it shines too bright for their eyes to see!!

#Fact ?? #MondayMotivation.” Tweeps focused on his pair of jeans instead, saying it was not stylish. His fans said it was a “No no”.

Itumeleng Khune

And this is how Twitter reacted to Khune’s sense of fashion:

 

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UNDER FIRE!!! DJ Zinhle dragged for taking AKA back!

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A picture truly does tell a thousand words, doesn’t it? One glance at the recent photograph of musicians and seemingly couple, DJ Zinhle and AKA, it is quite obvious that love lives there. These two were photographed during a special and sacred moment as they smooched away, with no care in the world.

Twitter was set abuzz regarding a particular image of house DJ Zinhle and entrepreneur and Rapper and businessman, AKA. The exchange happened at the rapper’s long awaited concert at The Square in Pretoria. #AKAOrchestraOnTheSquare was trending at number one earlier today hence AKA took a rather unconventional presentation of his music in general, with a 30 piece orchestra and the usual live band.

During some backstage interactions, AKA and Zinhle got down to their own sweet and short moment as they were photographed sharing what seemed like a smooch. This is not the first time they have shared a kiss, their lips crossed paths recently at an event in Kwa Zulu Natal.

However DJ Zinhle who is all about women empowerment left many of her followers a tad disappointed as she had been regarded as a ”Queen” and patching things up with a AKA might not be the wisest of moves. Below are just some of the interesting comments on Twitter.

In a recent article on TimesLive, Dj Zinhle reportedly gushed about her man spoiling her with shoes that cost a whopping R25,000. She admits she is in a relationship and although she doesn’t say who she is dating, the pictures speak for themselves. Speaking of those expensive shoes, The mother of one said the following:

”I went to Louis Vuitton so many times looking for these shoes. So many times. And I couldn’t find them in my size. But my boyfriend found them. Amazing. Thank you baby.”

The many times that AKA and Zinhle have spent together include, enjoying some down time on Zinhle’s turntables and also who could ever forget those cryptic photos that these two posted on their respective Instagram accounts when they were on holiday together.

The pure love between AKA and DJ Zinhle is palpable in these recent pictures that they keep posting across social media platforms. That kiss revealed a lot about the state of their relationship.

There is more to this relationship than meets the eye. We can’t wait for more enthralling revelations.

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FRENEMIES BACK TOGETHER?! Latest on Bonang and Somizi

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Bonang Matheba and Somizi Mhlongo took a picture together.

And no, it wasn’t spliced together, like Juliana Marguiles and Archie Panjabi’s final scenes in The Good Wife. They were actually photographed together. Arms around each other. Big smiles on their faces.

It seems that the ice has thawed out.

The former BFFs were spotted interacting at the launch of Bonang Matheba’s MCC launch, the House of BNG, which was held at the Riboville Boutique Hotel, in Waterfall City.

The Bar Leader TV, which produces both Somizi and Bonang’s reality shows, shared the picture of the two stars laughing at the launch, on Instagram.

It’s no surprise that attendees may have been shocked to see the two stars together. Some friendship drama back in 2016, pulled Mzansi’s favourite BFFs apart.

For many, including those commenting on social media, it was good seeing two of them reveling in Bonang’s success as she unveiled her Brut and Brut Rosé Méthode Classiques.

Despite everything being peaches and cream, we are not entirely sure if this was just an act of maturity based on work commitments, or if it was an actual sign of reconciliation.

The thawing out of the feud may have begun at the recording at the SABC 1’s Tropika Smooth fan competition in Cape Town last year, where they were spotted hugging on set.

It seems all is well in their world again and for fans of both stars, that means they can start celebrating their friendship again.

We hope they both show this moment on their reality shows. The ratings are sure to skyrocket.

Time will tell, for now, we are just happy to see them being able to celebrate each other.

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