Parliament - Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs has warned those set to appear before the inquiry into naturalisation of the controversial Gupta family that hostile witnesses will not be treated with kids’ gloves.
The committee has set aside three days to deal with the long-awaited inquiry from next week Wednesday.
Committee chairperson Patrick Chauke said: “If a person is invited and doesn’t come, we will issue summons. We are going to invite the police, the police must make sure that they get those people for us. Gone are the days when Parliament summoned people and they didn’t appear.
“The Constitution is very clear on what powers Parliament has. You can’t begin to undermine those powers. I saw this in the public enterprise committee where people refused to appear before the inquiry,” said Chauke.
Among those expected to appear include Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba, former DG Mkhuseli Apleni, former SA High Commission appointee in India Gideon Christians, North West Department of Education and Sports Development MEC and head of department.