Home Affairs denies any Gupta-Gigaba scandal

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Johannesburg, 25 April 2016 - The Home Affairs department has denied that its visa services has been provided by a company linked to the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma's son Duduzane.

JOHANNESBURG - The Home Affairs department has denied that its visa services have been provided by a company linked to the Gupta family and President Jacob Zuma&39;s son Duduzane.

This has been backed by the company actually providing those services, VFS Global.

DA Home Affairs spokesperson Haniff Hoosen last week claimed to have proof that a Gupta-linked company was being paid for visa services.

Despite the department and VFS Global insisting he’s wrong, Hoosen insists he wants the Public Protector to investigate.

On Friday, Hoosen claimed in Parliament that Islandstate Investments - whose directors include Rajesh Gupta and Duduzane Zuma - were being paid for providing visa services.

But it seems he may have got his facts wrong.

Islandstate Investments 309 is linked to VSF Global, the company providing visa services to South Africa.

Zuma and Gupta&39;s company is called Islandstate 255.

Hoosen’s claims include allegations that Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba was involved in the visa deal.

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