The Gauteng High Court has ruled in favor of a man, known as FS, who was stripped of his South African citizenship by Home Affairs in 2021.

The department claimed he was a Zimbabwean national, but FS provided proof of his South African citizenship, including his four children’s smart ID cards and birth certificates.

The court declared him a South African citizen and ordered Home Affairs to return his documents, citing violations of his human dignity and constitutional rights.