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Over 226,000 ID docs remain uncollected at Home Affairs

In the WC alone, around 25,000 smart ID cards and about 4,000 green ID books are yet to be collected.

Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba (L) visited departmental branches in Cape Town today to assess the backlog. Picture: Natalie Malgas/EWN.
Malusi Gigaba,Department of Home Affairs,Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba
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CAPE TOWN - Minister of Home Affairs Malusi Gigaba says more than 226,000 ID documents remain uncollected at offices across the country.

Gigaba visited home affairs in Cape Town today to assess the backlog.

The minister will be touring offices this week ahead of voter registration this weekend.

The Western Cape is among the regions with the most uncollected IDs.

In the province, around 25,000 smart ID cards and about 4,000 green ID books have yet to be collected.

Minister Gigaba says it’s alarming ahead of the first voter registration weekend.

All Home Affairs offices have extended operating hours this weekend.

Gigaba adds the six-month ID destruction policy has also been suspended until after the elections to allow a total of 226,618 IDs to be collected across the country.

(Edited by Winnie Theletsane)

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