Categories: Zim Latest

South Africa won’t renew Zimbabwe Special Permits?

Zimbabweans in South Africa who benefited from the special ZEP permits (Zimbabwe Special Permits) are panicking after word came out that South Africa will not be renewing or coming up with another special permit once the current ones expire.

Back in 2010, over 300 000 Zimbabweans in South Africa benefited from the special 4-year permit which was extended when it lapsed in 2014. Another special permit was also introduced which expired in 2017. Now on the third renewal, the number of Zimbabweans on the permit has dwindled with only 179000 applying for the current one.

The news that the permit will not be extended has been met with uncertainty over the many Zimbabweans who have settled in South Africa as it means they will be forced to go back to Zimbabwe. Some Zimbabwean on the special permit had chosen to engage lawyers in order for them to exhaust other avenues to legally stay in South Africa.

South African officials have not responded to confirm or deny the development.

agencies

Share

Recent Posts

1 person killed, another injured in fatal RTA

File image The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed a fatal road traffic accident which… Read More

23rd February 2024

RBZ Gold Coin and Gold-backed Digital Token Prices – 23 February 2024

The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe -RBZ- has released the latest prices for the gold coins… Read More

23rd February 2024

The Rise of Peptide Use in Improving Endurance and Strength in Sports

In the world of sports performance enhancement, athletes are constantly seeking new methods to gain… Read More

23rd February 2024

Zim beauty queen in top 5 for Miss World Head to Head Challenge

Zimbabwean beauty queen, Nokutenda Marumba is in the top five at the Miss World Head… Read More

23rd February 2024

Chaplain Phiri Overwhelmed as Sir Wicknell Gifts Car and $10,000, Recalls Emotional Journey

Chaplain Phiri was overcome with emotion as she expressed her gratitude to Sir Wicknell for… Read More

23rd February 2024

Make the rain come or I will fire you- President Mnangagwa tells chiefs

President Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has expressed concern on the looming drought, tells chiefs to play… Read More

23rd February 2024