JOHANNESBURG- Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has once again had to defend his nationality in Parliament.
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF)’s Tebogo Mokwele asked him to clarify his place of birth during question time in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday.
This is the second time the EFF asked a similar question on Gigaba’s nationality during his testimony at the Public Enterprises Committee’s inquiry into mismanagement at Eskom.
Former ANC Vytjie Mentor alleged that Gigaba was Zimbabwean.
Gigaba has reacted, saying EFF’s comments smack of xenophobia.
At the Eskom inquiry two weeks, EFF’s Marshall Dlamini and Floyd Shivambu made Gigaba very uncomfortable after they questioned his nationality.
Gigaba said it was discomforting to hear this, as his late father and family hail from Kwa-Zulu Natal, he even provided evidence of his birthplace and his family’s ancestry. Mokwele now claims this was not enough.
She said, “If he’s proud of being a Zulu guy, he must tell us he’s a Zulu person.
Gigaba said he’s being attacked because of the colour of his skin.
“The honourable member is not that far from me in terms of complexion.”
Mokwele said she has information that would call into question his nationality.
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