Gigaba resigned after the invitation of President Cyril Ramaphos and Deputy Secretary General of the ANC Jesse Duarte, who told him that the ANC leadership had decided that the time had come to resign, the Sunday Times reported.
The former Interior Minister probably did not accept the advice of Ekurhuleni Mzwandila Masin, who met with the minister and "complained to him" and agreed that after the president would call him.
Bureau spokesman Khusel Diko told The Sunday Times that Gigaba resigned "voluntarily" and Duarte admitted a telephone call, but denied that he should have ordered that he step down from his position.
Political analyst Somadoda Fikeni told the citizen last week that Gigaba resigned only because his fate was closed and that ANC was aware of his potential negative impact on his election campaign the following year.
Fikeni said that his resignation was expected as the deadline for his extortion was even longer.
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"There was no other way, but that he would have to withdraw, either to jump or to push himself away. The things he did in parliament encouraged public opinion against him.
"There are many Gigabs in the Breast Committee [of Inquiry] the state acquisition and the ANC also made calculations about it. "
It seems that the phone call came just before the expiry of the deadline set by the public security guard Busisiwe Mkhwebane, in connection with the president who took action against Gigaby on the matter of Aviation Firebird.
A message that the public protector listens to Mkhwebane Ramaphos that he has to take action against him by "appropriate action", with early judicial decisions by the High Court proved to be the final nail in the Gigaby baptism. The dismissal of his appeal by the Constitutional Court against the three previous decisions of the High Court in Pretoria destroyed him.
Gigaba used various platforms to deny that it ever approved the Fireblade Aviation application in 2016 to open a private terminal at OR Tambo International Airport. His disdainful rejection had no pressure on Ramaphoso to show him the door.
(Prepared by Daniel Friedman)
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