ISSUED BY ANNELIZÉ VAN WYK, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON ON HOME AFFAIRS
media reports about syndicates that have been caught issuing falsified work
permits, permanent residence certificates and identity documents seemingly in
collaboration with some officials in the Department of Home Affairs prompted a
question to the Minister of Home Affairs.
The question sought information regarding the number of Home Affairs officials
that were involved in cases of fraud and what the details of each case of fraud
Surprisingly the answer indicated that false travel and subsistence allowance
claims and falsified academic qualification form the basis of these
investigations and disciplinary actions.
The UDM is astounded that seemingly no official was changed with fraudulent
activities relating to serious misconduct that directly influences the service
delivery of the Department of Home Affairs.
Surely, the impression created in the answer cannot be accurate. The UDM urges
the Minister and his Department to act mercilessly against those officials who
discredit the Department of Home Affairs.
Ms Annelizé van Wyk, MP
UDM Spokesperson on Home Affairs
082 - 557 4184
11 October 2001