Four Tzaneen Home Affairs officials suspended over sale of SA identity


By Staff Reporter

TZANEEN-Four officials at the Tzaneen Home Affairs’ office who were allegedly processing fraudulent documents were suspended on Friday. Their disciplinary hearings are scheduled to take place within 10 working days.

According to Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi,the officials have been on the radar of the Home Affairs Counter Corruption Branch without their knowledge and them suspecting anything, they were eventually caught

Minister Dr.Motsoaledi has warned that the ongoing intensive fight to root out corruption at the national department will continue without fear.

“We shall fearlessly and ruthlessly root out corruption wherever it rears its ugly head. I have no doubt that with support from members of the public who are patriotic enough to report these corrupt practices, we dare not fail but win this battle,” said Motsoaledi.

He said his department was on the trail of more home affairs officials “who are involved in these shameful acts and will continue to arrest them”.

The minister again urged South Africans to stop selling their identities to foreign nationals.

“If you sell your identity, you are replaced by a foreign national on our database which means that you will not be able to access services in the country,” said Motsoaledi.

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