Namibia: Judgement over twins stranded in SA slated for April

Published: 26/Mar/2021
Source: (Windhoek)

Eba Kandovazu

THE High Court will on 19 April 2021 deliver judgment on whether or not twin baby girls that were born via surrogacy in South Africa will be granted permission to enter Namibia.

The names of the twins’ parents, Phillip Luehl and Guillermo Delgado appear on their South African birth certificates. The girls, Maya and Paula were born on 13 March 2021 in Durban, South Africa.

Philip, who is Namibian lodged an urgent application in the High Court to compel the Minister of Home Affairs, Immigration, Safety, and Security, Frans Kapofi to issue travel documents for the twins, specifically emergency travel certificates for Luehl to return with his daughters to Namibia.

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Themes: Birth Registration, Statelessness
Regions: Namibia
Year: 2021