DA flays Department of Home Affairs
The Democratic Alliance says the Department of Home Affairs is in a state of crisis. DA MP Sandy Kalyan says the problem areas include fraud, the unacceptable treatment of refugees, poor staff management, financial disarray and unacceptable levels of service provided to the public. She says that last year the department was found to be responsible for hundreds of false marriages, fake ID books and fraudulent death certificates. The DA is to hand a nine step plan to the Minister of Home Affairs for turning the department into a functional and accountable branch of the government.