‘My life is at a standstill,’ says Howick man waiting for birth certificate since 2017

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“My life is at a standstill.”

These are the words of a 25-year-old Sabelo Thanduxolo Ntaka from KwaHhaza in Mpophomeni, outside Howick who has been for waiting for his birth certificate for about five years from the Department of Home Affairs’ Pietermaritzburg office.

Ntaka said he applied for his birth certificate in January 2017 when he was doing matric and he was told that he would be called in for an interview, since he applied for the birth certificate when he was much older than the norm.

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