South Africa: Guptas’ naturalisation: Public Protector finds Gigaba was in breach of Executive Members’ Ethics Code
Source: News24 (Johannesburg)
By Marvin Charles
- Acting Public Protector Kholeka Gcaleka investigated an alleged violation of the Executive Members’ Ethics Code and the SA Citizenship Act by former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba.
- In 2018, it emerged that Gigaba had approved the early naturalisation of Ajay Gupta’s family, despite Ajay refusing to let go of his Indian citizenship.
- She said the director-general must consider taking action against officials who were involved in the naturalisation of the Guptas.
The Public Protector’s office has ordered the director-general of home affairs to take action against department officials involved in the naturalisation of Ajay Gupta and his family for their failure to exercise due diligence by verifying the accuracy of the information contained in the motivation for early naturalisation.
Acting Public Protector advocate Kholeka Gcaleka investigated an alleged violation of the Executives Members’ Ethics Code and the SA Citizenship act by former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba. The investigation followed two complaints lodged in terms of the Executive Members’ Ethics Act by Democratic Alliance MP Haniff Hoosen and Economic Freedom Fighters MP Floyd Shivambu between November 2017 and March 2018.