The Home Affairs and Social Development Departments have been taken to court by a group of Zimbabwean parents for planning on deporting their children back to Harare.
It is understood that the eight Zimbabwean nationals, who live in Cape Town, had their children brought into the country unsupervised on the back of a truck without relevant travel documentation.
Home Affairs Director-General, Mkuseli Apleni says there is no proof they are the rightful parents of the children.
We said to these parents, why don't you come and do a DNA test first so that I know you are the rightful parents of these kids, which they refused.— Mkuseli Apleni, Home Affairs Director-General
How do I take these kids and say I give them to you? We do not want to deal with issues of human or child trafficking.— Mkuseli Apleni, Home Affairs Director-General
That is why the matter is now with the department of social development first. Once it has been determined and all those things have been cleared, if they belong to parents in Zimbabwe, I think it is fair for them to go to Zimbabwe. At the moment the kids who have been abandoned are in a safe place now.— Mkuseli Apleni, Home Affairs Director-General
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