WATCH:Gigaba responds to US anti-gay pastor

Johannesburg, 09 September 2016 - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba responds to pastor Steven Anderson’s insults from a YouTube video he posted. Video: eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has responded to growing calls for his department to bar American pastor Steven Anderson from visiting the country.

Anderson is planning to visit in mid-September for a "soul winning" mission. The American pastor has previously expressed anti-homosexual sentiments, citing religious beliefs.

VIDEO: US anti-gay pastor hits out at Gigaba

The LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) ommunity has since secured thousands of signatures petitioning against the pastor being allowed into South Africa. 

Gigaba told representatives from the LGBTI community that he could not ban the pastor after they presented him with the signed petition.

Anderson posted a video on YouTube earlier this week in which he hurled insults at the minister.

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Speaking to eNCA, Gigaba said his department would not be put under pressure by the pastor’s insults to make a decision but would follow the proper processes after considering all information presented to them.

By Lindokuhle Xulu

eNCA

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