E-mails at odds with Gigaba's Gupta account

18 June 2017 - 00:03 By THANDUXOLO JIKA

Correspondence in the leaked Gupta e-mails raises further questions about former home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba's approval of the family's South African citizenship.
During a press conference this week Gigaba, who is now finance minister, said he granted the approval after an appeal process dating from July 2014.
But e-mail correspondence between home affairs and the Guptas' right-hand man, Sahara Computers CEO Ashu Chawla, reveals that the department only requested documents from the Guptas in April 2015 - nine months after Gigaba claimed he had the paperwork that informed his decision.

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