South Africa: Home affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba faces prison time after being found in contempt in a court case involving a stateless man

Published: 24/Jun/2014
Source: The Times (South Africa)

The Pretoria High Court ruled yesterday that Gigaba was in contempt of an August court order directing him to decide within 30 days whether or not Frederik Ngubane, who is stateless, could become a permanent resident of South Africa.

Ngubane was born in South Africa in 1990, spent much of his young life in Kenya and Uganda, and has no papers. His parents are dead.

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Themes: Identity Documents, Statelessness
Regions: Southern Africa, South Africa
Year: 2014