Malusi Gigaba could end up behind bars over a R794 million invoice

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Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba has landed himself in hot water over an unpaid invoice which has ballooned to R794 million.

According to court documents, which have been reported on by IOL, Gigaba is being held to account for an invoice received by his department back in 2009. The R67 million invoice owed to information technology company, Double Ring Trading, which is currently undergoing liquidation, soared to R794 million. Liquidators handling the case want Gigaba to be held responsible for the full amount.

Malusi Gigaba must appear before a court-appointed presiding officer

SAF Trust, the liquidators in charge of recouping costs owed to Double Ring Trading, has approached the courts in order to have Gigaba subpoenaed. Earlier this week, the South Gauteng High Court granted the receivers their request. Gigaba will have to appear before the court-appointed presiding officer later this month and explain, through the use of financial statements of documents, why the Department of Home Affairs failed to pay the initial invoice.

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