South Africa: Home Affairs probes avalanche of blocked ID documents

Published: 5/Dec/2020
Source: Independent Online (South Africa)

By Mayibongwe Maqhina

Cape Town – The Home Affairs Department is investigating close to a million “blocked” identity documents that were found to be suspicious, duplicate or fraudulently issued with falsified supporting documents.

This was revealed by Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi when he was responding in writing to Parliamentary questions from EFF MP Lorato Tito.

Tito had enquired about the total number of cases of blocked identity documents in his department.

She also wanted to know how long it took his department to investigate and resolve the matter of blocked IDs.

In his written response, Motsoaledi said the department has 813 343 identified cases of blocked identity documents falling under different categories.

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Themes: ID Documents and Passports
Regions: South Africa
Year: 2020