The home affairs department has shot down reports that a suspended immigration officer had returned to work.
The immigration officer from North West, identified as “Elizabeth,” was suspended over suspicions that she was selling identity documents for R50,000.
She was exposed during a Moja Love episode of Sizokthola. Among other issues, the show focuses on drugs and addiction and their repercussions on society.
“This claim is untrue. The employee remains on precautionary suspension,” said the department.
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Previously, Siya Qoza, a department spokesperson, told SurgeZIrc SA that action had been taken against the official.
“The department of home affairs placed the official on precautionary suspension on Tuesday pending an investigation,” said Qoza.
The official was accused on the show of allegedly cooperating with drug dealers in the province. She was also accused of selling identification documents.
During the “exposé,” she was discovered with alleged screenshots of official home affairs documents on her phone, as well as various IDs, some of which belonged to her, her daughters, and her husband.
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