Saturday, August 29, 2009

Minister shocked after man commits suicide over identity document

By Ofentse Mokae
29 August 2009

Home Affairs Minister Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed her shock after a KwaZulu-Natal man committed suicide after being refused an identity document.

The 22-year-old had apparently been promised a job if he could produce the document on Monday.

But it is alleged that Home Affairs officials accused him of being a foreigner and tore up his papers.

Dlamini Zuma is visiting Umzimkhulu today.

She has promised strong action against officials found guilty of wrongdoing.

Ministerial spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said the minister’s visit was to address service delivery issues.

“The minister’s visit here today in Umzimkhulu in KwaZulu-Natal is to engage community stakeholders on service delivery,” said Mamoepa.

Mamoepa said according to their department, a programme of action is expected to be developed for the upgrading of service delivery to the community.


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At Monday, 31 August, 2009, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not surprised by this incidence that happen at home affairs, its true most people at home affairs especially the black don't have ubuntu against other black people, they exercise power over who gets ID documents by judging by your looks or accents. If you have no proof of birth records from clinic but have a late registrations birth certificate they still consider you an outsider. Home affairs should really look into these matters, why this hatred against fellow blacks, where is "Ubuntu".


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