South Africa: Malusi Gigaba off the hook in Gupta citizenship saga

Published: 8/Feb/2021
Source: Independent Online (South Africa)

Durban – Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has found former Cabinet minister Malusi Gigaba did not abuse his powers when he granted the Guptas citizenship while he was minister of Home Affairs.

Mkhwebane’s office released the finding of her investigation into Gigaba – one of eight reports – on Monday following a more than two-year probe into the matter.

According to her findings, Gigaba, while exercising his discretion as minister of home affairs in granting the Guptas naturalisation, had, however, breached the ethics code by not tabling their names in Parliament as required by law and that he made “misrepresentations in relation to that naturalisation process” during a press conference in 2018 when he denied Atul and Ajay Gupta were not citizens of South Africa.

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Themes: Naturalisation and Marriage
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2021