Tshwane MMC for Roads and Transport Sheila Senkubuge in citizenship row | Pretoria News – IOL

Former MMC Sheila Senkubuge, who is still reeling from a sex scandal involving Stevens Mokgalapa, is embroiled in a another controversy, this time regarding her citizenship. Bongani Shilubane African News Agency (ANA)
Pretoria – Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday weighed in on the controversy surrounding the citizenship of former Tshwane MMC for Roads and Transport Sheila Senkubuge, saying the politician was born in the then Transkei homeland.

Motsoaledi said: “We wish to correct this information because it is grossly wrong. Because of the widespread interest in the matter, we went to retrieve the case file which gives all the information as far back as 36 years ago in 1983, which shows that her parents entered the former Transkei from Uganda to work at the Department of Education.”

He said Senkubuge was born a year later in the former bantustan, now part of the Eastern Cape. “The parents were given appropriate documents as it pertained in the former Transkei. As you know, all the people who were in the former Transkei were transferred into SA in terms of the laws which were agreed to during the transition from apartheid to democracy.”

However, he said the department would not like to speak further on the subject because it was under police investigation.

“The matter is with the police which limits the amount of information we can share with you because we believe that when it appears in court the Department of Home Affairs and the Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) are likely to be the main witnesses.”

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