The Department of Home Affairs has briefed Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on the Naturalization of the Gupta Family.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Chief Whip John Steenhuisen says the Current Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize and Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba must be summoned to explain the naturalization on members of the Gupta family after being granted access to citizenship as South African residents.
This comes after documents emerged showing then Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba granted the family South African citizenship even though the department had earlier rejected their application.
Steemhuisen says the committee must take actions over the absence of the ministers and the disciplinary process should be enforced.
Finance Minister and Former Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba was expected to appear before the Parliament to clarify the course he performed to granting the controversial Gupta family a citizenship.
Gigaba did not appear before Parliament due to other commitments according to reports.