- The family of a South African man, who allegedly committed suicide after being denied a national Identity Document will be given a house by the government.
A report by the state online BuaNews agency said the Home Affairs Minister, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, would hand over a house to the family of the late S'khumbuzo Mhlongo today.
Mr Mhlongo, 22, allegedly committed suicide after his urgent ID application papers were torn up by Home Affairs officials in Pinetown earlier this year. The two officials have since been dismissed following disciplinary proceedings instituted against them by the department.
Minister Dlamini Zuma, who would be accompanied by provincial leadership, as part of the 16 Days of Activism against gender violence and abuse of children, was also expected to hand over an ID to Mr Mhlongo's sister, Zanele Mhlongo.
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