Finance minister Malusi Gigaba confirmed on Tuesday that documents circulated on social media about the Gupta family naturalisation application were genuine. TimesLIVE reported earlier in the day that Gigaba‚ when he was home affairs minister‚ appeared to have bent over backwards and to award the Gupta family citizenship‚ according to letters leaked by the Economic Freedom Fighters. One of the letters released by the EFF‚ which appeared to bear Gigaba's signature‚ was dated May 30‚ 2015. In it Gigaba wrote to Ajay Gupta to tell him that the family's representations had resulted in their application for citizenship being successful.

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