South Africa: Dad takes takes on Gigaba over baby’s citizenship

Published: 30/Oct/2016
Source: Independent Online (South Africa)

Johannesburg – An SANDF member has taken Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba to the high court after his department allegedly refused to register his eight-month-old daughter, born to a Congolese woman, as a South African national.

Menzile Lawrence Naki filed papers in the high court in Grahamstown on Tuesday in which he gave a detailed account of his troubles in registering his daughter, who was born in February. In court papers, Naki stated that his child was born at Settler’s Hospital in Grahamstown and her mother is a citizen of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Themes: Acquisition of nationality, Acquisition by children, Discrimination, Ethnic/Racial/Religious, Gender
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2016
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