The Department of Home Affairs wishes to confirm that we are in contact with the South African Football Association (SAFA) in relation to the citizenship of Netherland-based soccer player, Kamohelo Mokotjo, who has obtained the Dutch citizenship through the naturalization process.
Further to this, we have contacted the Dutch authorities with a view to resolving this issue within the legislative prescripts of the two countries. Mokotjo has been called to represent South Africa during the upcoming international friendly soccer matches against Guinea-Bissau and Angola and has expressed his desire to represent his country of birth. The Department of Home Affairs is working with SAFA to finalise the matter and we will provide an update on the developments in this regard.
Media enquiries contact Mayihlome Tshwete or Thabo Mokgola on 060 962 4982
ISSUED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS