Nov 29, 2022

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Umlazi schoolboy applies for ID, receives death certificate instead

A high school senior from Umlazi in KwaZulu-Natal who applied for ID in February was shocked to discover he had “died of natural causes” in another province.

The student applied an identity card at the Home Office office in Isipingo, south of Durban.

But when he went to collect it in March, he was given a death certificate instead.

It said that he died of natural causes in Soweto, Gauteng.

A teacher took to Facebook Tuesday night to share his plight and efforts to fix the bug.

“I’ve been since 10th grade his teacher boy is here. Experienced. He is studying daily but this situation is so bad that I can see his distraction from his books,” she wrote.

She urged social media users to help the student find answers , as Home Office staff in Isipingo appeared unhelpful.

The post was deleted Wednesday morning.

Cyril Mncwabe, Head of Home Office for KwaZulu-Natal, told TimesLIVE, that the matter was in order.

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