South Africa: Gigaba to explain Gupta family naturalisation

Published: 4/Sep/2018
Source: Political Analysis South Africa

Home Affairs Minister Gigaba will now have to detail the circumstances surrounding his decision to grant the family citizenship, despite them not meeting some of the requirements.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will be summoned to parliament, as part of a probe into the Gupta family’s naturalisation.

Three days have been set aside by the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs next week, to look into the process which saw the controversial family being granted naturalisation.

Gigaba overruled a senior department official’s refusal to grant the family naturalisation as they had not lived in the country for five years.

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