Johannesburg - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has set a date to meet with LGBTI community leaders and the South African Human Rights Commission to discuss the incoming visit of now infamous “kill-the-gays” US pastor Stephen L Anderson.
Online petitions addressed to the Department of Home Affairs to keep Anderson from entering South Africa for a recruitment drive in mid-September garnered tens of thousands of signatures.
But up until Monday, it was still unclear if Gigaba would keep his promise to discuss the issue.
However, Home Affairs spokesman Thabo Mokgola on Monday confirmed the meeting would take place next week, followed by a media briefing.
Hendrik Baird, who began the petitions, also confirmed that a date had been set but was still awaiting an official invitation. He added it was still unclear what action, if any, the department would take.