DA demands sicknote from Gigaba after his no-show in Parliament

DA demands sicknote from Gigaba after his no-show in Parliament

- The DA is not convinced that Gigaba is ill and demands proof

- Gigaba did not appear before the National Assembly to answer questions about the Guptas citizenship

- He claimed that he was too ill to attend and allegedly sent a letter the Speaker Baleka Mbete

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The DA has lost its patience with ministers who use illness as an excuse to dodge difficult questions in Parliament. Earlier this week Dudu Myeni called in sick when she was due to appear before Scopa.

The latest Minster to use illness as an excuse is Malusi Gigaba of Home Affairs. He was due to appear in front of the National Assembly to answer questions pertaining to the confusion which has arisen over the status of the Gupta brothers citizenship.

Briefly.co.za learned that Gigaba's latest statement on the Gupta brothers citizenship conflicts with the previous minister of home affairs, Hlengiwe Mkhize who stated that Atul and Ajay Gupta were granted citizenship according to ewn.co.za.

The EFF has labelled Gigaba a "pathological liar".

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Gigaba was in Cape Town but was a no-show at the National Assembly where he was due to face questions.

The DA wants Gigaba to provide answers about the early naturalisation of the Gupta family, something which Gigaba denied had ever happened.

A letter was allegedly sent to Speaker Baleka Mbete excusing Gigaba from appearing due to illness.

The DA’s John Steenhuizen said: “I believe that letter has been written because the minister has got himself into a dreadful mess over the deliberate misleading statement he’s made related to the Gupta.”

It was Gigaba who approved the early naturalisation of four of the Guptas in 2015 according to the Home Affairs Director-General Mkuseli Apleni Ajay Gupta was not among the Guptas who were granted citizenship.

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India does not allow for dual citizenship and in order for an individual from India to acquire citizenship, they would have to forfeit their Indian citizenship, something that Ajay Gupta was not prepared to do.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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