Home Affairs Director- General Mkhuseli Apleni says the Gupta citizenship matter is currently about Ajay Gupta and his immediate family, and that they will deal with Atul Gupta later.
This comes after Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba reiterated on Tuesday during a press conference that Ajay and Atul do not have South African citizenship, but are indeed permanent residents in SA.
The Minister gave feedback to the media after meeting with the parliamentary committee that is investigating state capture, to talk about the naturalisation of members of the Gupta family on Tuesday afternoon.
“During the brief meeting on Tuesday, there was a question asked about Atul Gupta – but all along we never dealt with Atul. I even said that we are not dealing with the Gupta family, we are just dealing with the Ajay and his immediate family. We will come back and deal with Atul.”
Apleni goes on to say that Ajay did not renounce his Indian citizenship due to the South African law saying it does not allow dual citizenship to a person that comes from another country.