S. Africa denies that it intends to ban dual citizenship

(AGI) Cape Town, Sep 10 - South Africa's government said it hasno intention of banning dual citizenship. The issue wasaddressed on Thursday by Interior Minister Malusi Gigaba, whorefuted an article by the Sunday Times claiming that theAfrican National Congress (ANC) was planning on doing away withdual citizenship. The newspaper cited top ANC official ObedBapela, who said the party wished to prevent South Africa'sJewish citizens from joining the Israel Defense Forces. "I mustemphasise that there would never be a time when we take anarbitrary decision on these issues. We will always be

(AGI) Cape Town, Sep 10 - South Africa's government said it hasno intention of banning dual citizenship. The issue wasaddressed on Thursday by Interior Minister Malusi Gigaba, whorefuted an article by the Sunday Times claiming that theAfrican National Congress (ANC) was planning on doing away withdual citizenship. The newspaper cited top ANC official ObedBapela, who said the party wished to prevent South Africa'sJewish citizens from joining the Israel Defense Forces. "I mustemphasise that there would never be a time when we take anarbitrary decision on these issues. We will always be guided bythe Constitution," Gigaba told journalists. South Africa's dualcitizenship law was last reviewed in 2009 to address the issueof citizens wishing to fight for another country. The ANC haslong sided with Palestinians and the PLO due to Israel'scollaboration with the apartheid regime. (AGI).