A DURBAN woman is soon to be blacklisted for allegedly owing a clothing store more than R5000 for items she did not purchase.
This has puzzled Zama Mkhize, who only found out about the debt recently. She suspects someone is now using her lost ID to buy clothes from the store.
"Last Friday I received an account from the clothing store that says I owe them more than R5000.
"I was shocked as this is way above the limit I'm allowed to purchase for at the shop," Mkhize said.
When she enquired at the store she was told to go to the particular store where her account was used, in Vereeniging and Sasolburg in Gauteng.
"They also gave me specific dates of purchase but I was in the province (KwaZulu-Natal) at that time," she said.
Mkhize was involved in a car accident in November last year that resulted in her losing most of her belongings, including her ID.
She immediately applied for a new document at Home Affairs but has not yet got a new one. She was not even given a temporary document.
"I kept on going to check if it was ready but when I went in June this year my ID had not arrived and I also had to fill in some forms."
She now fears that because someone is using her lost ID her reputation is being scarred.
Home Affairs spokesperson Ronnie Mamoepa said Mkhize's case would soon be attended to.
"We deal with a lot of cases but we will find out what the delay is in Mkhize's process of getting the ID."