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Minister Malusi Gigaba to take legal action against Redi Tlhabi

A statement released by the Home Affairs Department on Thursday night says Gigaba has instructed attorneys to institute legal action against Tlhabi for defamation of character.

Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba. Picture: @SAgovnews/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba says he will take legal action against former radio host Redi Tlhabi.

A statement released by the Home Affairs Department on Thursday night says Gigaba has instructed attorneys to institute legal action against Tlhabi for defamation of character.

The legal action follows a dispute between the two earlier this week when Tlhabi tweeted about the minister's decision to change visa regulations, claiming that it was based on personal circumstances.

Gigaba had given Tlhabi an ultimatum to apologise by 5 pm on Thursday.

Tlhabi took to Twitter on Thursday night, saying that she had not received the summons.

(Edited by Mihlali Ntsabo)

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