Untangling the issue of fraudulent marriages had been his “baptism of fire”, South Africa’s new home affairs minister said on radio.

“Between the 1st of April last year until now… there were 2,162 fraudulent marriages,” Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said in a 6 June 2019 interview.

Motsoaledi took office in May 2019. He was previously the health minister.

We looked at the numbers.

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