South Africa: Gigaba blames crooked priests in immigration fraud

Published: 28/Sep/2014
Source: ENCA

Crooked priests, corrupt officials and dishonest traditional leaders are among those responsible for many foreigners making their way onto the National Population Register (NPR), Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba said on Sunday.

Briefing the media in Pretoria, he told reporters his department’s late registration of birth programme — which after six years, will come to a close on December 31 next year — had created challenges.

While it had certainly allowed large numbers of South Africans, who had not been registered at birth, access to government services, it had also “created an avenue” for others to get their names onto the NPR.

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Themes: Identity Documents
Regions: Southern Africa, South Africa
Year: 2014