Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa to launch bid for the return of Zimbabwean Exemption Permit holders
The Zimbabwean embassy in South Africa is expected to launch a mapping exercising for the return of Zimbabwean Exemption Permit (ZEP) holders.
About 180 000 Zimbabweans face deportation if they can’t locate alternative prison permission to live in South Africa.
Several lobby groups met ultimate week at the University of Cape Town to talk about the upcoming courtroom bid to oppose government’s selection to scrap the ZEP.
A lawyer representing permit holders, Advocate Simba Chitando, says, “The Zimbabwean government is not responsible for the decision to terminate the ZEP. In my view, all the Zim authorities can do is make provisions to receive the Zim nationals who may additionally want to return to Zimbabwe.
It looks like the Zim authorities is announcing that for those who desire to return, I obtained the feel that it is a voluntary exercise, and they are doing what any authorities would do when there is a disaster in a foreign country, to make provisions for the return of its very own people.”
In September last year, Home Affairs stated it was compelled to grant a six-month extension for extraordinary approves permitting Zimbabwean nationals to live and work in the country due to the few functions obtained from humans to regularize their remain in the country.
South Africa plans to end most unique approves for overseas nationals as it revamps its immigration policies to manipulate an inflow of economic migrants.