Home Affairs Lebogang

[FILE] Home Affairs official arrested for Bangladeshi national fake passport. Photo: Twitter.

Corrupt Home Affairs official arrested for Lebogang from Bangladesh fraud

A Home Affairs official was arrested today for fraudulently issuing a passport to a Bangladeshi who went by the name of ‘Lebogang Ndlovu’

Home Affairs Lebogang

[FILE] Home Affairs official arrested for Bangladeshi national fake passport. Photo: Twitter.

A Department of Home Affairs female official working in Benoni was arrested earlier today, Monday, 20 June, for fraudulent activity.

The corrupt official was nabbed after the Department of Home Affairs Counter Corruption Branch, working with the Hawks and other law enforcement agencies, found her to have fraudulently issued a passport to a ‘Lebogang’ from Bangladesh.

Siya Qoza, ‪the spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs, said she (official) is scheduled to appear in court tomorrow, Tuesday, 21 June at the Benoni Magistrate Court for bail hearing.

“The official is on suspension and her disciplinary hearing is scheduled to take place this week,” said Qoza.


“If she is denied bail, the Home Affairs Department will arrange with the Department of Correctional Services for the hearing to be held at their premises,” Qoza added.


 Fahim Kazi became a news sensation as “Lebogang from Bangladesh” when he was arrested while trying to leave the country on 12 May 2022. 

At the time of Kazi’s arrest, Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said that the clampdown on the use of fraudulent South African documents was bearing fruit as the Department knew which corrupt official issued that fraudulent passport because that official had been on the radar of the counter corruption branch.

The Minister also promised the country that the official would be arrested and face the full might of the law.

“We are determined to root out corruption in all its forms in Home Affairs. We will stamp out the use of fraudulent documents by people who do not deserve them. We will continue to arrest citizens and non-nationals who engage in the production of fraudulent documents,” said Minister Motsoaledi.

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Minister Motsoaledi continued to urge South Africans to stop selling their identities to foreign nationals.

“If you sell identity, two things will happen. Firstly, we will arrest you. Secondly, you will not be able to access services in the country,”

Minister Motsoaledi.