African National Congress national chairperson Gwede Mantashe has criticised those blaming former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba’s political woes on a “generational battle” in the ANC.
“He was not being targeted. You commit mistakes in politics at your own peril,” Mantashe told us this morning.
“It’s not about a collective; many of my generation committed mistakes and they fell on their sword, nobody argued,” he added.
The Presidency announced Gigaba’s resignation on Tuesday, just a day before President Cyril Ramaphosa was expected to take action against him, as per the Public Protector’s recommendations.