02 September 2019
The Department of Home Affairs has noted messages on social media saying there are people pretending to be Home Affairs officials only to rob people once they have gained access to their homes. The message alleges that they are carrying letterheads purportedly from the department.
Home Affairs has not received any complaint of this nature from members of the public. People who are aware of such an activity, depending on its veracity, are advised to report it to the police.
“We reiterate our message that Home Affairs officials do not and will not come to your homes to validate IDs”, said acting Home Affairs Director-General Thulani Mavuso.
Media enquiries:
Siya Qoza – 082 898 1657 (spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)
David Hlabane – 071 342 4284 (media manager for the Department of Home Affairs)