Life on hold as someone fraudulently uses father’s ID
I LOST my ID in 2012 when I was doing my paperwork for my car. I reported the issue to police and went to replace the lost ID with Home Affairs in Wynberg after a month.
They told me that my fingerprints are blocked and we have to send the issue to Pretoria to see what happens. I then travelled to the UK but had to return to South Africa after the death of my wife.
My ID is still not ready. I have been writing e-mails to the Department of Home Affairs, meeting officers in different offices, but nothing happens. My worry is that I have been receiving reports that someone has been using my ID and that I have outstanding e-toll accounts. Someone is using my ID.
Now I am told my issue is with the immigration department. Without this ID, I can’t work and I can’t go back to Europe since my passport expired in 2015 and my children are suffering.
The person who took my ID has been crossing the border and could be committing crime. It’s been seven years and I can’t even apply for electricity.