- The Department of Home Affairs says a letter claiming to be written by the Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has been making the rounds online
- The letter is addressed to President Cyril Ramaphosa and states that they needed to act against movements such as Operation Dudula ahead of the 2024 elections
- The department has since stated that the letter is fake, however, some South Africans say it brings up an important issue
PAY ATTENTION: Follow Briefly News on Twitter and never miss the hottest topics! Find us at @brieflyza!
A letter claiming to have been written by the Minister of Home Affairs Aaron Motsoaledi to President Cyril Ramaphosa has been widely shared on social media.
The letter states that action is needed against syndicates in South Africa that are creating fake SA IDs and also raised a few concerns about Operation Dudula leader Nhlanhla Lux Dlamini, Patriotic Alliance leader and others who share the same views about illegal immigrants in South Africa.
Eskom and City Power head down to Kliptown to remove illegal electricity connections after 1 person died
The letter also mentioned that the #PutSAFirstOrganisation also posed a serious threat and needed to be countered.
The letter mentions that both illegal immigrants and leaders of movements who want to get rid of undocumented nationals are a threat and needed to be addressed seriously and urgently ahead of the 2024 General Elections.
Enjoy reading our stories? Download the BRIEFLY NEWS app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major South African news!
“We need to take action to counter them all this coming general election,” reads part of the letter.
The Home Affairs department has now distanced itself and has issued a statement calling the letter fake on social media platforms. Home Affairs stated that it had become aware of the letter that has been making the rounds online and warned the public that the letter is not real.
The statement mentions that the format the letter is written in is not the format used to write letters to Ramaphosa and added that even Motsoaledi's signature was faked on the letter.
Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi plans to arrest undocumented "rascals" who commit crimes in SA
Read the full statement below:
South Africans share their thoughts on the fake letter
"Please don't let any member, family or friends of the ANC get their hands on it."
"But nothing wrong with the letter and the letter has got sense."
"Those people doing that must be jailed."
"Noted.... but the report that was supposed to be tabled in March.... when do we get to see it?"
Zimbabwean national arrested for running a fake "Home Affairs" office from Hillbrow apartment
The fraudster is said to have been creating fake identification documents, driver's licences, bank cards, SASSA cards and more, all from the comfort of his own apartment.
Lt-Gen Elias Mawela, SAPS Gauteng provincial commissioner, stated that the police received tip-offs from members of the public while carrying out foot patrol as part of operation O Kae Molao ("Where Is the Law"), according to TimesLIVE.
Source: Briefly News