Home Affairs DG fails to appear before Parliament due to double booking

Both the Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize and the Director General Mkuseli Apleni failed to arrive at a hearing of the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee in Parliament on Tuesday.

Last week it emerged how then home affairs minister Malusi Gigaba had changed an earlier decision by the department to deny the Gupta family early naturalisation.

In his signed letter Gigaba said he was waiving the residential requirements and granting them citizenship by naturalisation.

Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter, was in Parliament. Essop says Apleni had to cancel because of a scheduling conflict.

It will appear that he had to attend other committee meetings elsewhere in Parliament.

Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter

Essop tells the Midday Report's Stephen Grootes that members of the Home Affairs committee had been notified to be on time for Tuesday meeting because the director general's attendance had been confirmed.

Essop says some members of the committee pushed for a postponement. Maesela Kekana, African National Congress (ANC) MP, took a stronger stance compared to his ANC colleagues, aligning with opposition members of Parliament.

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His position was that those who have questions to answer should be summoned to Parliament today.

Rahima Essop, EWN Reporter

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