Letter to Home Affairs: My father-in-law died trying to get his money

Letter to Home Affairs: My father-in-law died trying to get his money

- Khanyi Mlobeli penned a letter to the Department of Home Affairs, pleading with them to finally address her late father-in-law's duplicated identity document

- Mlobeli claimed that the elderly man had worked for the same company since before her husband had been born, but a sickness had resulted in him leaving his job

- Years later, her family is struggling to gain access to his hard-earned money, due to the department's alleged reluctance to help them

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Khanyi Mlobeli says that her father-in-law had worked for the same company since before her husband, Mxolisi, had even been born.

Her father-in-law had fallen ill, taking sick leave to recover, but had eventually never returned to his post at Esco Metals.

Mlobeli says that outstanding funds had been paid out to her father-in-law, but the elderly man's ID had been duplicated, making it impossible to access the funds.

In her letter, Mlobeli says the man had died trying to rectify the situation and gain access to his own money.

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In 2017, Mxolisi Mlobeli had attempted to resolve the matter, approaching Home Affairs in the hopes to finally put the issue to bed.

However, they were sent from pillar-to-post, with allegedly rude staff unwilling to help them solve their crisis.

Khanyi says she cannot understand how her father-in-law could have worked so hard, for so long and gotten nothing for his efforts, pleading with Home Affairs to help give a long-overdue solution to her family's debacle.

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Read her full letter below:

Dear Briefly,
My name is Khanyelwa Mlobeli,I am writing this letter in the hopes that you can help me. My father-in-law was working for Esco Metals. I am not sure when he started, or how long he worked there, but my husband, Mxolisi Mlobeli, says he had started to work there before my husband was even born.
My father-in-law took sick leave from work but did not return. He was meant to receive his money, but there was a problem. He had two ID books and this resulted in him not receiving the funds. My in-laws were told that the money was in the bank, but that my father could not make a transaction because of the duplicated ID book.
My father-in-law died trying to get his money, but nothing happened.
In 2017, my husband applied for the duplicate to be fixed at Home Affairs. They told him it would take a year and a half to process, but we have yet to receive anything. Every time he goes to hear what is happening, they just tell him to keep coming back. We went together but the staff was very rude, the third floor told us to go to the first floor and the first floor told us to go to the third. It was up and down and it really seems as if they were not willing to help us.
Please help, we really need to find out what happened to my father-in-law’s money. It has been so many years, I am asking myself how someone who worked so hard, for so long, for nothing. We can’t afford lawyers, please help us.

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