Gigaba is lying, says Nicky Oppenheimer

PARLIAMENT - Billionaire businessman Nicky Oppenheimer has accused Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba of lying.

Oppenheimer Snr and his son Jonathan were called before Parliament's Home Affairs Portfolio Committee to get to the bottom of a dispute between Gigaba and the Oppenheimers on the operation of its private terminal at OR Tambo.

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The meeting was disrupted by members of Black First Land First, who charged at the Oppenheimers.

The dispute between the Oppenheimers and Gigaba has been the subject of much litigation and centres around whether Gigaba gave the family permission to operate the private terminal.

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In 2017, the High Court found Gigaba had reneged on a verbal agreement and lied under oath.

“The Minister lies to this committee and I find that offensive," said Oppenheimer.

"Something happened and I don’t know what it was.”

There have been allegations in the past that “that something” was their refusal to allow a suitcase full of diamonds belonging to the Guptas to be loaded onto a private jet.

Now the committee has resolved to call Gigaba again to answer questions.

He is currently in Paris on work-related business.

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