South Africa: ‘Home affairs official who defaced birth certificate acted improperly,’ says Mkhwebane
Publié : 7/Juin/2019
Source: The Sowetan (Johannesburg)
By Nico Gous
Home affairs has two weeks to reinstate the ID number of a four-year-old child born in Polokwane and issue him with a new birth certificate.
This is in terms of a directive issued by the public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane, her office said on Friday.
« The father and his child were improperly prejudiced by the conduct of the department, » spokesperson Oupa Segalwe said.
The child’s father complained after his son’s birth certificate was revoked by the Lebowakgomo home affairs office without reasons being provided.
« The father is a South African citizen. He had the child with a Zimbabwean national, who held a permanent residence permit … when the child was born on December 11 2014, » Segalwe said.