South Africa: Woman still fighting Home Affairs for ID 10 years later

Published: 21/Jun/2024
Source: The Citizen (Johannesburg)

Primrose Modisane, denied South African citizenship, fights decade-long battle for identity documentation and recognition.

by Masoka Dube

A Gauteng-based woman has been living a life of squalor because she does not have an identity document Primrose Modisane, 36, from Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni, claims she has tried in vain to convince the department of home affairs to issue her documentation as they kept on demanding endless proof that she was South African.

Modisane was born in Zimbabwe, but her maternal family is in South Africa and she was brought to the country as an infant.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports, Statelessness
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2024