South Africa: ‘Home affairs official who defaced birth certificate acted improperly,’ says Mkhwebane

Published: 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The child’s father complained after his son’s birth certificate was revoked by the Lebowakgomo home affairs office without reasons being provided.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.

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Themes: Acquisition par les enfants, Enregistrement des naissances
Regions: Afrique du Sud
Year: 2019