The IEC has confirmed that Atul Gupta is indeed registered to vote at Saxonworld Primary School, which proves that he is a South African citizen. File picture: Dumisani Sibeko/ANA

Johannesburg - The IEC has confirmed that Atul Gupta is, indeed, registered to vote at Saxonwold Primary School. 

IEC deputy chairperson Terry Tselane said at a media briefing on Wednesday that the IEC was asked to check the registration details of an ID number, which proves that Atul is indeed a South African citizen. 
The Gupta family owns a compound in Saxonwold.

"We were given an ID number to check in our system. After we were requested to check the info, we can confirm that a certain Atul Gupta is registered at a Primary School in Saxonwold. In order to register you must be a South African citizen and must present yourself in person," said Tselane. 

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He said the commission's information was aligned with that of the Department of Home Affairs. 

"The custodian of citizenship is Home Affairs, when you register we confirm your citizenship with Home Affairs. We have had discussions with the Director General at Home Affairs and we confirmed that our records are aligned with that of Home Affairs," said Tselane. 

Questions around the citizenship of the Gupta brothers began to increase after Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba told the media that both Atul and Ajay Gupta were not South African citizens. 

But soon after his statements, copies of identification documents that belong to the brothers surfaced on social media showing that Atul Gupta was not just registered at the primary school, but that he had previously voted.

The EFF even accused Gigaba of lying to Parliament. The party said it will ask Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane to investigate the status of the Gupta brothers' citizenship. 

What to do this weekend:

Bring your green-bar coded ID

Proof of residency is not required.

Vist your correct voting station. To find one call IEC’S contact centre on 09800 11 8000.

Visit to locate your correct voting station.

Registered voters can SMS their ID number to 32810 to receive an SMS containing the address of their current voting station. SMS is charged at R1.

Political Bureau