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South African Home Affairs Minister resigns amid sex scandal

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<p>South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, says his resignation is for national interest. </p> <p>South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, said he had accepted Malusi Gigaba’s letter of resignation. </p> <p>His office announced Gigaba’s departure on Tuesday. </p> <p>The former Minister of Home Affairs was the target of supposed extortion attempts by an opposition politician after a sex video emerged following what he described as theft by hacking.</p> <p>47-year-old Gigaba was Minister of Finance from March 2017 to February 2018. He had defied calls to resign following allegations of lying under oath and a leaked sex video</p>
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