South Africa: Lindiwe Sisulu ‘surprised’ by Gigaba’s U-turn on Guptas’ SA citizenship

Published: 7/Mar/2018
Source: The Citizen (South Africa)

By Thapelo Lekabe

In June last year, Gigaba said there was nothing untoward about him granting members of the family SA citizenship.

Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Lindiwe Sisulu says she is surprised the Gupta brothers are not South African citizens.

This after recently reappointed Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba and his director-general, Mkuseli Apleni, on Tuesday said the Guptas’ citizenship of South Africa was nonexistent because the controversial family did not renounce their Indian citizenship when they applied for naturalisation in 2013.

“I am surprised that they are not South African citizens because we had been informed that the entire family was given citizenship,” Sisulu said on Tuesday night in an interview with Talk Radio 702.

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