eSwatini prime minister in ‘fraudulent’ SA ID row

Published: 4/Apr/2020
Source: Sunday Independent (Johannesburg)

By Mzilikazi wa Africa, Zweli Dlamini and Karabo Ngoepe

Johannesburg – eSwatini prime minister Ambrose Mandulo Dlamini is embroiled in a citizenship scandal after he allegedly used fraudulent and corrupt means to acquire a “bogus” South African identity document and passport.

A joint investigation by the Sunday Independent and eSwatini newspaper, Swaziland News has established that Dlamini was until recently in possession of illegally obtained South African citizenship and documents.

It’s unclear when and how the documents were acquired, but an investigation by the Department of Home Affairs later established that Dlamini’s ID and passport had been “obtained illegally”.

According to a report compiled by home affairs investigators and seen by the Sunday Independent, the documents were subsequently “blocked and deleted from the system of the department in 2019.”

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Themes: Nationality of Politicians
Regions: Eswatini
Year: 2020