Gigaba exploring legal means to bar US pastor from entering SA

Steven Anderson has criticised the minister for threatening to bar him from entering the country.

Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba.Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Home Affairs Department says Minister Malusi Gigaba is l ooking at the legal framework to prevent controversial United States Pastor Steven Anderson from entering the country.

The Arizona based pastor's homophobic teachings have sparked outrage from members of the Lesbian, Gay, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community, who have called on Home Affairs to ban him from the country.

In a YouTube video, Anderson can be seen accusing Gigaba of being a "wicked sinner" for threatening to impose strict conditions on his activities when he visits South Africa later this month.

The department's Mayihlome Tshwete says they fully support the LGBTI community.

"This is not the type of individual that we want to come to our country. What we are applying our minds to is the legal framework, or the legal means that we have to prevent him from coming to the country."

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