Karasburg Man Gets ID With Wrong Photo

KARASBURG resident Hans Boetie Goagoseb was delighted when he was finally issued a new national identity document following a long wait of almost two years.

Goagoseb said he applied for a duplicate identity document in October 2013 but received it only last month.

When he got his new ID, Goagoseb was puzzled to discover that it had a photograph of a stranger, while the particulars were his.

“I am a worried man. What if my photo is on an ID card issued to a stranger who may use it to commit a crime?” he asked.

According to Goagoseb, Karasburg home affairs officials simply told him to re-apply for a duplicate document when he queried about the blunder.

Source : The Namibian