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Motion against Gigaba for Gupta citizenship shambles

Democratic Alliance (DA) says it will on Thursday table a substantive motion in the National Assembly against Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba.

DA Shadow Minister of Home Affairs Haniff Hoosen said the motion follows Gigaba’s statement on Tuesday that neither Ajay Gupta nor Atul Gupta is South African citizens.

Gigaba expressed that Ajay did not renounce Indian citizenship and Atul never applied for South African citizenship.

Hoosen said DA will ask that Gigaba be referred to the Joint Committee on Ethics and Members Interests for misleading Parliament and the country about Gupta naturalization

“The DA can also confirm that Atul Gupta, Arti Gupta, Shivani Gupta, Rajesh Gupta are altogether registered voters on our voter registration system and that Atul Gupta’s alleged  ID number confirms he is enrolled as a voter at the Saxonwold Primary School,” said Hoosen.

According to Hoosen, new information available to DA, a few more individuals from the Gupta family were allowed citizenship.

“This was not revealed to Parliament as required by law. It is clear the Minister Gigaba has much to answer for and it is high time he does,” said Hoosen.

Hoosen added that South Africans have a privilege to know all information relating to the Gupta family citizenship disaster and for those embroiled to be considered accountable.

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