From becoming the leader of the ANC Youth League in 1996 to his rise to the top echelons of the ANC, Malusi Gigaba is known as the snappy dresser who fell from grace – which had more to do with his perceived willingness to do the bidding of former president Jacob Zuma and less to do with a rather interesting video that went viral a couple of weeks ago.
Here is a gallery of the minister who will now always be remembered for raising his finger in Parliament.
ANC youth league president Malusi Gigaba speaks at the launch of Young People Pushing for Change book in Joburg. In 1996: Gigaba succeeds Lulu Johnson as president of the league in 1996. He was 25 years old. Picture: Nash Harrypersadh
Passing the reins: ANC Youth League President, Fikile Mbalula with the league's former president,Gigaba, in 2008 at the 23rd National Congress of the ANC Youth League held at the Free State University in Bloemfontein. Picture: Emile Hendricks
Gigaba during the ANC Youth League’s 25th national elective congress on September 4 2015 at Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand. Collen Maine was elected as the league’s new president. Picture: Frennie Shivambu/Gallo Images
Now Public Enterprises Minister, Gigaba speaks during Eskom's announcement of the company's interim financial results at Sunninghill in Johannesburg on 23 November 2010. Picture: Martin Rhodes/Business Day/Gallo Images
Gigaba and Mbalula at the 24th ANC Youth League National Congress held at Gallagher Estate on June 16 2011 in Johannesburg. Picture: Simon Mathebula/Sunday Times/Gallo Images
Then finance minister, Gigaba, and now suspended commissioner of the SA Revenue Service, Tom Moyane, during a media briefing ahead of the budget speech on February 21 2018 in Cape Town. Picture: Esa Alexander/Sunday Times/Gallo Images
Gigaba, finance minister at the time, and then president Jacob Zuma on August 17 2017 at the opening of the Africa Regional Centre for the New Development Bank in Sandton. Picture: Wikus de Wet/Beeld/Gallo Images
Gigaba appears before Parliament’s Home Affairs Committee to answer about the Fireblade Aviation saga on November 6 2018 in Cape Town. Gigaba, who was summoned to appear before the committee regarding allegations by Nicky Oppenheimer that he lied about granting approval to Fireblade for a private airport terminal, was left off the hook when the committee decided it no longer needed to see hear from him. Picture: Esa Alexander/Sunday Times/Gallo Images
Gigaba, who was public enterprises minister at the time, arrives on the red carpet ahead of the opening of Parliament and the State of the Nation Address by then president Jacob Zuma on February 13 2014. Picture: Leanne Stander/Foto24
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