Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba will this morning officiate the opening of the new Home Affairs offices in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu-Natal.
President Cyril Ramaphosa was due to lead this event at which His Majesty, King Goodwill Zwelithini, will be a guest of honour.
Due to other commitments that have arisen, the President has requested the Minister to officiate the opening ceremony.
“The President has expressed his regret at not being able to participate any longer, due to other commitments,” said the Presidency in a statement on Thursday.
As custodian, protector and verifier of the identity and status of citizens and other persons and residents in South Africa, Home Affairs plays a critical role in enabling and deepening democracy and social justice.
The opening of the Hluhluwe offices is set to expand services to marginalized communities.
Following the opening, Gigaba will officially open the offices and address members of the public around, among others, access to Home Affairs services, application for and collection of identity documents, as well as efforts to eliminate queues. – SAnews.gov.za