UPDATE- GIGABA DENIES BEING AT CENTRE OF NATURALIZATION OF GUPTA FAMILY

CAPE TOWN- The Home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba made his appearance at the Eskom inquiry to finally answer questions surrounding state owned enterprises and the saga surrounding his decision as home affairs minister to naturalize the Gupta family.

He challenged the notion that he is the centre of the naturalization debacle of the Gupta family.

In his appearance he said that the majority of the Guptas who have permanent residence were granted this status before his first appointment as the Home Affairs Minister.

Gigaba told parliament that there are 62 people registered under the Gupta surname.

39 residents are permanent residents.

Economic Freedom Fighters’ Marshall Dlamini explained that 13 Guptas have been naturalised, nine of them between 2002 and 2006 when he was not the minister.

Gigaba confirmed Ajay is not a citizen but did it say whether his brother Atul Gupta has a South African passport.

He added, “If there was a malicious intent to grant them the South African citizenship, they would not have been asked to renounce the Indian citizenship.”

Photo Credit- George Herald

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