Someone stole his identity: Madala, 50, claims a stranger ruined his life

Someone stole his identity: Madala, 50, claims a stranger ruined his life

Peter Mthembu has been suffering for the past 16-years because someone stole his identity- and no one can help him.

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Imagine the Meadowlands resident's surprise when he was arrested in 2002 because a bank claimed he was using an ID that was not his.

Mthembu started a job at a security company 16-years-ago, and when he went to cash his first pay cheque, he was told to wait while they checked something.

The Daily Sun reported 15 minutes later, the father of two was arrested for allegedly using someone else's ID.

According to Mthembu, he had to spend five days in prison before they allowed him to leave on a R500 bail.

Someone stole his identity: Madala, 50, claims a stranger ruined his life

Mthembu's life came to a halt because of issues with his ID. Photo credit: Collen Mashaba/Daily Sun.

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The distraught man went to court, where he proved his innocence by giving fingerprints, which matched those of the ID's owner.

However, his troubles were far from over and Mthembu learned from Home Affairs he apparently shared an ID with someone else. And, since then nothing has been done to rectify the situation.

Briefly.co.za learned Mthembu's work contract ended in 2017, and he has since struggled to get provident fund because of the issue with his ID.

Home Affairs spokesman Thabo Mokgola said: “This could be a case of a duplicate. The office manager will contact him.”

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