South Africa: Gigaba says Gupta naturalisation process above board

Published: 6/Mar/2018
Source: Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

By Mashadi Kekana

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says the law does allow for naturalised citizens to have their citizenship revoked and claims the controversial Gupta family was not favoured when they applied for naturalisation.

Gigaba, on Tuesday, gave feedback on the meeting with the portfolio committee on home affairs in Parliament about the naturalisation of members of the Gupta family.

During the media briefing, Gigaba explained that five members of the family applied for naturalisation in March 2013. Of the five, some members had received their permanent residency in 2003 while others received theirs in 2008.

Ajay Gupta was granted permanent residency in 2008 and applied for naturalisation in 2013.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2018