Home Affairs documents Kya Sands via victims
by TINTSWALO BALOYI
JOHANNESBURG – SOUTH Africa Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba is on Thursday set to hand over documents to victims of fire that destroyed homes in Kya Sands near Randburg, a senior official announced.
Home Affairs spokesman, Mayihlome Tshwete, said his Department had deployed mobile units to issue documents following the recent tragedy.
He said the Home Affairs Director-General, Mkuseli Apleni, waived fees that were required upon second application of such documents to allow for the victims to apply for the destroyed identity documents (ID Books) for free of charge.
Since the tragedy, auditing firm, Deloitte South Africa, has been providing relief material to the distressed families.
Hordes of shack dwellers in Kya Sands lost their property when unknown fire razed down their shelters and personal belongings leaving them destitute.
Apart from local people affected, foreign nationals, mainly Mozambicans, Malawians and Zimbabweans were also caught up in the tragedy.
– CAJ News
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