Question NW2847 to the Minister of Home Affairs

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02 December 2020 - NW2847

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Montwedi, Mr Mk to ask the Minister of Home Affairs

What are the reasons that his department declared a certain person (name and details furnished) deceased when he is still alive?


The person who is declared dead even though he is still alive, is due to the sharing of the same identity number by two persons. The case of the person concerned as per details furnished was declared dead on 13 September 2014 at Vredendal, was received and referred to the relevant section for investigation.

Upon investigation, it was discovered that the client had to submit an application with supporting documents to finalise the matter. On 12 November 2020, the documents were only forwarded to Head Office, Pretoria which will be used to verify the owner of the identity number and finalisation thereof.

The applicant will be informed accordingly once finalised.


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