HOME AFFAIRS QUEUE GOES ON AND ON

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People were standing in line from as early as 5.30am, waiting for documents such as birth certificates, identity documents and the most common was death certificates.

The Home Affairs office in Port Shepstone has seen one of its longest queues in recent times, stretching all the way up to the Port Shepstone police station.

People were standing in line from as early as 5.30am, waiting for documents such as birth certificates, identity documents and the most common was death certificates.

The line soon after reached Shoprite as many people left having seeing that they were going to be waiting for a long time.

While the office is seeing a demand for all services, requests for death registrations have seemingly tripled.

With January generally being the busiest month, the office used to work extended hours to cater to the demand.

However, with the Covid-19 restrictions and the country being in lockdown level three, this is no longer possible.

At around 9.30am, police patrolled in a vehicle announcing that Home Affairs was only taking 60 people for temporary identity documents, 60 people for birth certificates and 60 people for death certificates.

The others were left to go home.

 

Article written by: Danielle Naidoo

Photo credit: South Coast Herald

Link: https://southcoastherald.co.za/425713/home-affairs-queue-goes-on-and-on/

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