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Home Affairs minister Siyabonga Cwele has told Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs that more businesses have come forward wanting to offer private airport terminal services similar to those of Fireblade.
Fireblade Aviation's terminal at OR Tambo is no different to the Guptas landing at Waterkloof, BLF leader Andile Mngxitama has argued.
The operation of Fireblade Aviation's terminal would likely have to continue until an MOU and policy were in place on the matter, Parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs heard.
This will be the first time that Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba faces Parliament since Fireblade told Parliament that he agreed to the business operating at OR Tambo International Airport.
Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba lands in hot water again, after the Public Protector finds that he not only violated the executive ethics code, but also the Constitution for "deliberately telling untruths under oath."
Nicky Oppenheimer tells Parliament that Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba agreed to a domestic terminal at OR Tambo International Airport but that he reneged on the agreements later.
President Cyril Ramaphosa says statements made about Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba in the Fireblade Aviation judgment require serious attention.
It will be the first time that the Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament on this matter since Malusi Gigaba resigned as minister in November last year.
Gigaba came out swinging against allegations that he lied, but at least one member of the oversight committee was of the opinion he was a "constitutional delinquent".
As Parliament's portfolio committee on home affairs gathered on Tuesday evening - for what looked like it might be a marathon meeting with Minister Malusi Gigaba - the first battle was agreeing on what they wanted to hear from him.
President Cyril Ramaphosa will study Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's report recommending disciplinary action against Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigab, his spokesperson says.
This announcement comes as Fireblade Aviation submitted evidence to Parliament’s portfolio committee on home affairs about the air traffic facility, which Gigaba has denied clearing.
Black First Land First activists had to be ejected by bouncers from a Parliament meeting on Tuesday morning when they physically confronted Fireblade Aviation chairperson Nicky Oppenheimer during his submission to the committee.
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