JOHANNESBURG – The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has called Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba a liar after he announced that Gupta brothers Ajay and Atul are not South African citizens but were granted permanent resident status on Tuesday.
This is despite scans from leaked Gupta emails showing that the two brothers have South African identity documents.
“Malusi Gigaba is a pathological liar who must be removed from cabinet and Parliament,” said the EFF Spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi.
The EFF has also called on the Public Protector to investigate the proper citizenship status of the Gupta family in South Africa.
The EFF says it is in possession of ID numbers and copies belonging to the pair showing that they are registered South African voters, registered to vote in Ward 78.
“We’re in possession of the fact that they’re registered voters, registered to vote at Saxonworld Primary School in Johannesburg, which proves that Malusi Gigaba is lying,” said Ndlozi.
Ndlozi has also urged President Cyril Ramaphosa should remove Gigiba from the cabinet; “We also call on Ramaphosa to really remove Malusi Gigaba from the Cabinet because he’s lying about helping the Guptas attain citizenship in South Africa, which proves that lies for him have become pathological.”