South Africa: Report of the Public Protector on an Investigation into Allegations of a Violation of the Executive Members Ethics Code and the South African Citizenship Act 88 of 1995
Source: South African Public Protector
Report of the Public Protector in Terms of Section 182(1)(b) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 and Section 8(1) of the Public Protector Act, 1994
Report on an Investigation into Allegations of a Violation of the Executive Members Ethics Code and the South African Citizenship Act 88 of 1995 by the Former Minister of Home Affairs, Mr. Malusi Knowledge Gigaba, MP
Extract in relation to issues identified to inform and focus the investigation
(a) Whether Minister Gigaba, in his capacity as Minister of Home Affairs, abused his powers afforded in terms of the South African Citizenship Amendment Act, 2010 when granting certificates of early naturalisation to his alleged acquaintances, Mr Ajay Gupta and family, without proper validation of the requisite exceptional circumstances;
(b) Whether Minister Gigaba, in his capacity as Minister of Home Affairs, failed to table in Parliament the names of those persons granted South African citizenship “…under exceptional circumstances…” contrary to section 5(9)(b) of the South African Citizenship Act, 1995, and in doing so violated the provisions of the Executive Ethics Code; and
(c) Whether Minister Gigaba misrepresented facts in a press conference held on 6 March 2018, when he informed the media that Mr. Atul and Ajay Gupta were not citizens of Republic of South Africa.
On Public Protector website here.