Home Affairs sets record straight on DNA testing claims

THE Department of Home Affairs has condemned a hoax article that claims parents will be compelled to do DNA tests for the registration of new births. The hoax article reportedly quotes Home Affairs minister, Malusi Gigaba.

“We wish to categorically state that no such interview was ever conducted by the minister with what appears to be a fake website. To provide clarity on the matter, in 2014, we announced new births and deaths regulations. In cases of children born out of wedlock, we have been aware of cases where single mothers get involved in relationships with non-South African men and approach Home Affairs offices to record these persons as the fathers of their children, even if they are not the biological fathers.

“This is then used by such persons to address our department for permanent residence status in the country due to the right that children have to be cared for by their parents. To this end, and where such a circumstance arises, we now require the results of paternity tests. This is applicable to non-South Africans,” Gigaba said.

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