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Home Affairs can’t block your ID without notice, investigation and appeal process, court rules

Home Affairs can't block your ID without notice, investigation and appeal process, court rules
Home Affairs can't block your ID without notice, investigation and appeal process, court rules

The blocking of IDs by the Department of Home Affairs without notice, timeous investigation and appeal processes, has been declared unconstitutional.

High Court Judge Elmarie van der Schyff said the Home Affairs director-general has a responsibility to protect the integrity of the national population register by “placing a marker” against any suspicious ID, however, blocking someone’s ID without following any just administrative procedure “constitutes a mischief”.

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