South Africa: Gupta Citizenship – MPs Unhappy About Sluggish Start to Inquiry

Published: 30/May/2018
Source: News24 (South Africa)

The Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs is unhappy with the slow progress it has made in getting key information, mostly from the Department of Home Affairs, relating to the Gupta family’s early naturalisation.

Committee members met on Wednesday for an update from parliamentary legal services on the progress around setting up “Phase Two” of their probe into how Gupta family members received their citizenship.

However, the committee’s request for foundational documents – to both the Department of Home Affairs and the North West education department, among others – seemed to have fallen on deaf ears, legal services told MPs.

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