NATIONAL NEWS - The Democratic Alliance (DA) is demanding that Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba provide proof that it was indeed illness that forced him to abandon an appearance in the National Assembly.
Gigaba was due to answer Members of Parliament (MPs) questions on Wednesday amid the uproar caused by his conflicting statements on the Gupta brothers’ citizenship but failed to arrive and instead, a letter was sent to Speaker Baleka Mbete.
Economic Freedom Fighters MPs Mbuyiseni Ndlozi and Floyd Shivambu were removed from the House for calling Gigaba a "pathological liar".
Gigaba was in Cape Town but was conspicuously absent from the National Assembly on Wednesday.
He was spotted in the parliamentary precinct just hours before the sitting but failed to arrive to face the music from MPs.