South Africa trade union boss deported over Zimbabwean links


By Cynthia Dube

South African Transport and Allied Workers`Union (Satawu) boss who is suspected to be a Zimbabwean has been deported after Home Affairs discovered that he was living in the country illegally.

South African Transport and Allied Workers`Union (Satawu) boss Zenzo Mahlangu
South African Transport and Allied Workers`Union (Satawu) boss Zenzo Mahlangu

According to media in that country, the general Secretary Mr Zenzo Mahlangu was arrested on Thursday and deported on Friday when the department of Home affairs discovered that he was in possession of a South African identity document that identified him as a South African citizen by birth while he is actually a Zimbabwean.

According to South African media, Home affairs acting spokesperson David Hlabane confirmed the deportation of Mr Mahlangu who is also a member of the African National Congress (ANC) party.

“He was deported on the same day. He chose not to exercise his right to challenge the deportation, but opted to buy his own flight ticket and depart immediately instead of being deported through Lindela Repatriation Centre,” said Mr Hlabane.

He said the department was not in a position to know if anyone being investigated was a high-profile person because all reported cases were afforded the same attention, irrespective of the social status and standing of an individual

He added: “Home affairs received information that Mr Mahlangu was in possession of a South African identity document that identified him as a South African citizen by birth, while he is actually a Zimbabwean national. The matter was investigated and it was found that he had acquired the South African identity document through misrepresentation.”

A comment, according to news24, could not be obtained as Mr Mahlangu did not respond to text messages and his cell phone was on voice mail.According to the publication, National Transport Movement general secretary Ephraim Mphahlele said they had not peddled any information about Mahlangu’s nationality.

Mr Mphahlele said there had always been concerns that Mahlangu could not speak the South African version of isiNdebele and it was suspected his name was not, in fact, Zenzo Mahlangu.

Recently, Mahlangu broke ranks with Cosatu saying that Satawu would not endorse Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa as the next ANC leader because Treasury, the SA Reserve Bank and the Constitution have constrained the ANC’s ability to transform the economy. Public sector unions are largely in favour of Ramaphosa.

Mahlangu said individuals in the upcoming battle for ruling party leadership did not matter. What mattered was whether the ANC shifted its policy trajectory to usher in an era of economic freedom. Mahlangu led a troubled industrial union, which has been through two splits since 2012.

The union has endured the acquittal of Mahlangu on a charge of abusing union funds, the resignations and expulsions of senior officials and the assassination of its Gauteng leader, Chris Nkosi, for which no one has been arrested to date. The Chronicle

  • New one hey

  • Formalise come back and forward with work boss

  • Verenga apa iwe Joshua Ndota

    • Poltics dzakaoma kkkkkkkk zimba pamamonya ipapo,dai asina kupindira muPoltics waidai aripo,Zimba kumberi ndatenda hangu

  • Is tht true

  • Bravo

  • Zimba for you…..

  • Tovat0nga munyika yavo.ko vanemjere here??? Sando dzako mdara kkkll

  • illegal in activism? u called this on u bro

  • Why deporting a Zimbabwean ,who knows maybe one from the Home Affairs is a Malawian

    • There are more Malawians than Zimbabweans here! And they are married to South Africans

    • Wht differance does it make to b a Malawian or a Zimbabwean whn it comes to immigrating in RSA?

    • What’s the matter …you have got problems with Malawians… Eeeee?

  • Inotambika manje isu atibude zvekumhanya pamuzansi

  • haa we don’t want u Zimbabweans stay in ur country and leave us alone..

  • Pamamonya ipapo muZimba pfeee!

  • uyu akanyanya wo uyu kwaaaks.i hope ane pekusvikira

  • Hee say it again

  • I think i know his cousins.Let me find out

    • Phiri ichokwadi here icho kana kuti inyaya dzepa facebook

    • I know there is a big shot kuSatawu who actually comes from Zimbabwe but is using fraudulent ID yemuno

    • Pakaipa wangu chabvondoka

  • Dzakatsemurwa newe padyo idzi!!! But He will be back… or maybe he is back already! And he is certainly not the only one, Zimba rizere mukati mavo imomo muhurumende, kubhora etc …

  • He pressed the wrong button. Blaming zuma and the ANC. It’s all politics how did he get that post if he is not South African?

  • Taura hako

  • Hapana hapana Zimbabwe iri kutonga Africa yese

  • Zimbo rakakora vakomana , sando kumuZimbo wese

  • Do a country wide survey.They may be shocked how many foreigners are in senior positions.Many have done a good job for SA.

  • So solomon mahlangu akadii ku deportwawo.jst saying

  • Ko imw munotongwa naZHUWAO ndewep….

  • Zizi kugara muhuku. Kkkkkkk ndodambudziko rokanganwa

  • Well come homeboy

  • African Union mandate is vandalised,violated,dragged on the mud by africans who engineered #xenophobia;#Duelcitizenship has not been erased from all #constitutions of this world;#Judiciary need to be #revisited

  • dzoka hako mwana wamai tizorova nyoka yapinda mumba tose huya uzotora farinya ubikire vana

  • Mbalula is also Zimbabwean, he’s born in Ntalale

  • Welcome home

  • Ungadeleli amaZimba.

  • Infact SA beware one day a Zimbo will be your President

  • PROUD TO BE A ZIMBABWEAN

  • I know his family,he comes from Gwanda under chief Mbiko Masuku.kkkk wabanjwa mpukane

    • Are you happy he got deported?What is it with Zimbabweans and the crabs in a barrel syndrome?Can’t you just be happy he made something of his life?

      • Cc

        why lie? wofarisa futi?

    • Kuyadanisa ukubona abanye bejabulela into efana nalena

  • Haaaa chero Gigaba ndewekumapako kkkkkkk

  • When you are illegal in SA don’t talk too much!

  • Zim wl depirt him back to his country SA

  • MBALULA Anobva kwaGutu kunonzi kuGutu mission ,,ngaasatidzinge zvake semafungiro aari kuita ,,ndiSekuru vangu avo ,,hanzvadzi yaAmai vangu

  • maone

  • They knew long back. MaNdevere got that kind of problem yekufunga kuti havazivikanwe kuti Mazimbo. His only problem yaakazoita kupinda mupolitics ndozvakamunyudza chete.

    • Sama Madii ,origin Yemandex Hanti Imzansi Here ,let Him Enjoy The Fruits Of His Forefathers

    • Same like in Zimbabwe manyasarandi think they own Zimbabwe but we looking at dem

    • Claudious Kevens Mawaro zveOrigin hazvichashande cz they settled in matebeleland. Mudhara akazoda kusimudza msoro arelaxer. Ndomastaira emandevere akangoita mapaper ekuSA bt tinenge tichivaona hedu

    • MaNdebele not Mandevere

    • Mandevere/ndebele is the same thing baba ungawala. Its like Bulawayo/Bhuruwayo or Zvimba/Zwimba as u call it too, dont stress

    • No it’s not the same. Is Halale the same as Harare? Educate yourself.

    • Samanyika u sound so bitter bout smthn…. relax chief all tribes get SA papers one way or the other. And it will be a bit nice to refer to the “ndevere” wth their proper title “Ndebele” if u dnt feel like calling them Zimbabweans

    • He was close to getting a seat in Hopeful Ramaphosa gvt then all hell broke loose,but don’t worry bro you will lead another Transport Association &use your skills.

    • Sindy Mhlanga who said anything abt Harare? We shonas struggle in callin ndebele words and we end up changin some words a bit to suit our tongue. We all kno u struggle with words like ‘zvi’ and u end up soundin like ‘zwi’ bt we accept that. Wen its us strugglin its a problem. #Manue the word ndevere is actually not bad than ‘masvina’

    • mundevere mai vako, shit yemhunu

    • Samanyika….look i aint too good at playing the name calling game…i prefer to believe tht thr is enough space for both ndebele n shona to co-exist. If for wateva reason u cant pronounce a word rather not bother speak tht language than to ridicule others….its jus as it is.

    • Not necessarily hey…Shonas can clearly pronounce the word Love, London… how then is it different the “La” in the spelling Bulawayo that you call it Burawayo…!!!???

      • Shane

        Just like Ndebeles can pronounce Chicken how then is it difficult for them to pronounce “Sithungwiza”

    • Iyo Nyaya Yenyu Yekuedza Makachenjera ,ndiyo Inokutswanyisai Jende ,nekufunga Kuti Makachenjera Ndipo Pamakasaina Zvamusingaziye

    • Tati ‘mandevere’ full stop. Hapana kutsvinya or kushora ipapo.. chanetsa chii futi

    • Ndebele @=language

      Mndebele = Ndebele speakers

      Mndevere = msunukanyoko

      Simple

    • Swina lothuvi imbwa yemunu

    • This was a simple comment bt kana mawe kutaura zvelothuvi its now a xinophobia attack. Ndopatinozoudzana live kuti mandevere murimaroja muZim and hamudiwe kuSA meanin u ve no place yenyu chaiyo on earth vafana

    • There we go again, scratching ourselves on public like crazy lunatics. Whatever someone calls it, who cares as long as you didn’t change their identity, the fact that we are Zimbabweans is not changed by change of tone.

    • We ve a problem of some certain pple who think wen they are not in Zim they are not Zimbabweans. We see them tryin to fit or forcin themselves in the SA comunities cz they think the ability to speak ndebele language ll make them South Africans. Unonzwa munhu awe kuti ‘eskisi’ kunge asinganzwi shona

    • Usarwadziwe actuallu Tshaka made them flee their homeland..they are the original habitants of SouthAfrica..iwe ndiwe mboko unongotevera

    • Saka musharukwa adepotwa sei? Unotaura zvenguva iya kusati kwawe nemaborder haunyare here. Home affairs haizvizive zvese izvo

    • You are jealous . That economy is at the hands of aMaNdebele .

    • Lol kwaaa

    • Jealous of wch economy #jazi… pfipfipfi..uyu ndiye mambara of the day

  • We have a 93 year old illegal immigrant ruling us

  • Have a person who was lived juss by my work place who had a high post in South African and my village mate was also posted to a South African embassy in the Middle East.South African is infested with Zimbabweans

    • ko mkoma Tendai B. Kadyamadare uyu Abiot arikumboti chii ko…..haazi mumwe wedu uyu!!!!!! yaas chivheti chacho ka ma1!!!

    • They must also deport our Springbok athletes who are winning for them. All Ndebele are originally South African so they shouldn’t be too harsh.

    • Pakaipa …

    • Ay Harry kana chiri churungu usanetseka chakabva nengarava may be I can rephrase what I wanted to say.In short Im saying there are many Zimbos with SA identity documents who are employed even in some sensitive governments departments.Was juss giving a few examples.

    • @Harry iyo ndoyo iya yavanoti typing error.Chero ndisingachigoni handizosviki apa.Rega ndicorrect then will then will repost the comment

    • Did you get a proper education? Suggest you go back and do your English..

    • Did you get a proper education? Suggest you go back and do your English..

    • My friend it was just an error Im not that dull

    • James Maton South Africans will shoot u ….

    • Abiot Chinyakata if they are legally employed..that brain drain but if they front as S.Africans they consequances shall follow suite

  • Kwese kutsvaga

  • Zimbabwe is ruled by foreigners again

  • where is mugabe’s Malawian passport and work permit to stay and work in Zimbabwe?

  • Pamamonya ipapo kkkkkkk

  • Wherever you go tiriko ikoko chero kustate house kwavo muzim ariko kkkkkkkkkkk

  • George Sbanda

  • We are many even in SA government ,they deport half of the government ‘s workforce to Zim

  • Gigaba is da next victim kkk lol

  • What is his name?

  • QWAAAAAAAAAA

  • Interesting

  • Yes yes Zimba show theme

  • Even former President Motlate and a lot our white people please SA bring them back home including Tau former mayor of Jhb

  • Welcome home to build a brand new Zim but akula ndaba wadla mntakamama no problem akuzobona lawe ilyf yako baGushungo

  • Hehehe

  • Aripaku tsvaga. ……manje ma1 kana enge akasiya apisa musha

  • Zuma also Zimbabwean!’ His corruption has hallmark of a Zimbo

  • I have respect for this man he worked hard to be where he was but because of politics now he will have to start afresh,you will be back my leader.

  • Tawanda Sibanda

  • Am more proud of being a zimbo wen ther are pple like him

  • pamberi neZANU PF

  • Pamamonya ipapo

  • Tovadyira bonzo munyika mavo imomo

  • Wakarumwa nechekuchera

  • Kkkkkkk kwaaaj zimba,ma1

  • Leo Maz Hero

  • The best way is to legalise your things and if possible avoid the spotlight, especially of a political nature.

  • One can make home anywhere one wants. The earth is God’s.

  • Proud of this man Ndebele people were supposed to be introduced in corruption long back.

  • What is so special about him having been born in Zim.The glorified Inkosi Albert Luthuli was born in Filabusi,Bulawayo Province.Actually there are a lot of ANC members from Leaders to general voters who are either born from Zim or their origins are from Zim.That is why the so called original Xhosas and Zulus are exchanging to be presidents because the closest opponents are suspect citizens.Dlamini-Zuma is Swaziland born.

    • He possessed a fraudulent ID…Had he obtained Citizenship by naturalization or other means he could ve been clean.Word of advice,when u bow hard, dont infiltrate in the politics of the people of a foreign land…they will taste your tongue and hear the difference …especially wen they want u out

    • I agree with some part of your statement but not the tongue,it doesn’t define nothing.There a lot of Sisulus amongst other lots,who where born in exile and can’t utter even their tribe language.

    • Interesting Dan Malemane.for real thats a new insight that some zulus were born in exile.but then again,his martenal or partenal lineage must be traceable beyond generations…lets say the early 19th century ….jus thinkin.The problem here is that he infitrated in domestic affairs of a country…..yet he knew where exactly he came from.even if hid id wat obtained via citizenship act,when an alien incites unwanted motion such as degrading Ramaphosa,they look at you weakest element,in this case it was his nationality irregularity.even if he was granted citizenship,one wud make the file dissapear at the home affairs then they have a story to telll

  • Why is it it’s only affecting black people only not whites

  • Akula ndaba ndoda wadla kakhulu i think u already built massion house back home.ad ur kids are from high schools.the rest wil follow.dankie baba.mugabe is also illegal

  • Sando kumurume uyu kkkkk

  • if we do the same in Zim the country will be without a President,half of Mbare will be empty.

  • Tichaitonga chete nyika iyoyo. Miraika muone.

  • Lets be rational guys,l have noticed something with these south africans when it comes to illegal emigrants, whites are not in found in that category why?Even xenophobic attacks are directed to fellow blacks why?

  • Zimbos are very inteligence.stalwarts.tycoons. I’m also working in SA public sector now …….

  • Fogmaster

    Kana wati pfee pamamonya ipapo zvonongodawo kutamba wakachenjera.

  • Kikiki usadherera

  • Ijaha leMzinyathini

    Why did this fellow not formalise his details. Am sure he arrived during the 1990s phase?greed

  • The people like samanyika must learn to keep their mouth shut up What you are saying is nonsense

  • Stupid South Africans, why didn’t they deport Oskido,That Bongo Muffin Guy,and many more talented Zimbabwean born South Africans. The deportation is not about fraudulent identity documents its politically motivated #fuckzuma

  • Stupid South Africans, why didn’t they deport Oskido,That Bongo Muffin Guy,and many more talented Zimbabwean born South Africans. The deportation is not about fraudulent identity documents its politically motivated #fuckzuma

  • Only Zimbabweans are are affected & other African foreign nationals,the Chinese,British,Americans who are running unregistered business & using one business permit are protected but they contributed nothing to end apartheid regime.S Africa was made possible by Zimbabwe & other Africans.

  • Only Zimbabweans are are affected & other African foreign nationals,the Chinese,British,Americans who are running unregistered business & using one business permit are protected but they contributed nothing to end apartheid regime.S Africa was made possible by Zimbabwe & other Africans.

    • Very true . There a millions of whites, using such IDs . Its okay because of their skin color .

  • ROBSON NANGATI

    vanga vatova mu ANC pama monya ipapo

  • They left yet another one called Gusinyu. Satawu must flush these guys! They were busy robbing other zimbabweans. Espcially Gusinyu is very weacked

  • Wait a minute….so Zenzo bowled to hard kupinda pakati pemamonya ipapo… all the way into ANC…Mazimba takawoma sooo

  • kkkkkkkkk mazimba hapana pavasingakwani veduwe ko apindireiko mupolitics dai akaramba achizvidyira mari akanyarara ndiko kufarisa kwatinozoita vanhu vekumusha tikaona patakanyararirwa toda kuzvimisa misa

  • Anold swaazneger waz once a governer of Carlfonia in USA by he waz born in Austria.

  • cyril’s biological father from masvingo.van rooyen originates from chipinge .kkkkk

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