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Durban -  Two Department of Home Affairs officials from Richmond, in KwaZulu-Natal, is expected to appear at the Durban Specialised Commercial Crime Court on Monday. 

The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (DPCI), also known as the Hawks, arrested the two officials for irregularly issuing late registration birth certificates and other sensitive documents from their Richmond office.

The two suspects, aged 41 and 50, were arrested on Friday by the Hawks’ Durban Serious Commercial Crime unit, Home Affairs Counter Corruption and Security together and the Pietermaritzburg Public Order Police on Friday.

"The integrated team swooped on the two at their offices and proceeded to their place of residences where a number of South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) grant cards, a list of identity document numbers, identity document books and home affairs documents were found," said Hawks spokesperson Captain Simphiwe Mhlongo

He said other role-players are expected to be drawn as investigations continue. Mhlongo said further charges cannot be ruled out.

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