Jika Joe woman and her son become victims of identity theft

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Gcinile Mkize holding her son's original birth certificate.PHOTO: Nash Narrandes
Gcinile Mkize holding her son's original birth certificate.PHOTO: Nash Narrandes

A mother from Jika Joe informal settlement who struggled to get an ID for her son to write his matric exams has now learned that both their identities have been stolen.

Gcinile Mkize said she has been struggling since 2019 to get an identity document (ID) for her son, Asanda (21) who wrote his matric exams last year.

She said after months of not getting any feedback or contact from Home Affairs she was eventually informed Asanda’s ID “had been approved and released in Boksburg” and that her ID had also allegedly been “cloned”. The IDs were allegedly cloned by a woman who provided proof that she was the mother of the person who stole her son’s identity number.

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