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Fear grips Zimbabweans attempting to renew South African permits

Many Zimbabweans who applied for asylum in South Africa say they are now scared of renewing their permits following an increase in the number of those that are arrested and deported while attempting to update them.

(in the pic – Assylum seekers at the revamped premises). President Jacob Zuma Renames the newly renovated Marabastad Refugees Recerption Centre to Desmond Tutu Refugees Reception Centre. 17/02/2017, Elmond Jiyane, GCIS

Several Zimbabweans living in that country told VOA Studio 7 that they are now scared of visiting immigration centers as they fear that they may be arrested and sent back home to face serious economic and political challenges.

Authorities are on record vowing to rid the asylum system of economic refugees who use it to regularize their stay in the country.

The government says one of the key objectives of the new immigration laws being proposed in South Africa are aimed at stopping the abuse of the asylum system by foreign nationals looking for greener pastures.

But others think the authorities could be sending Zimbabweans back home to participate in the 2018 elections.

Over 200,000 Zimbabweans are under the Zimbabwe Special Permit program. Their documents expire at the end of this year. VOA Zimbabwe

  • Ko ivo vanotyirei kudzoka kumba. Dzokai kumba. Ku S.A hakusiko kumba kwenyu

  • Tuff For Zimbos

    With Gigaba no longer minister of home affairs , its
    going to be tough for Zimbabweans trying to get permits I tell you.

  • Fox

    South Africa is the one delaying Zimbabwe people’s freedom. It started with Thabo Mbeki’s useless quiet diplomacy which saw Mugabe doing what he wanted in the period leading to and during the GNU. Now millions of Zimbabweans are in South Africa and are no longer fighting to liberate themselves. Zimbabweans in South Africa should come back home to vote and work to make their country prosperous. The permits are the greatest scandal schemed by Mugabe and Mbeki and now Zuma. Give Zimbabweans permits and Mugabe will rule till he dies because they wont be around to vote.

  • Forgot about asylum Zimbos let’s go and vote for a better Zimbabwe

    • Unovhota sei uchinorambirwa kuregister .You must know the system in your country before you waffle.All pple in foreign land wont vote even if they come back

    • usanyepere wanhu hakuna zvakadaro

    • Ngozi

      My brother, look for a polling agent, sit down and talk to him, then you’ll realise what “elections in Zimbabwe” really are

  • Dzokai tirime madima kuno kwamutoko

  • Ishe samatenga kani yeuka shoko rako, ratidza simba rako, dzora moyo wako, chengeta vana vako kani avo….

  • Ishe samatenga kani yeuka shoko rako, ratidza simba rako, dzora moyo wako, chengeta vana vako kani avo….

  • Garai kumba muri kuenderei koooo kunoti moda kurenew,ahwachadi zvimapepa izvo

  • Instead of giving advice what to do you just waffle if u don’t have advice zip u mouth please

  • Yhoyhoyho

  • Ma Zimba kumba ..kunosimudzira nyika

  • no more renewal of asylums in Mzanzi, if you go there, embrace for deportation

  • Zvekuti “mare ” zvakuda kupera manje kkkkk

  • Opwe

    Why is no one trying to get this useless SADC involved or the UNCHR it that somone is trying to make a name for themselves instead of engaging with SADC etc.

  • THESE ARE THE THUGS THAT ARE SMUGGLING ,RAPING,ROBBING,KILLING AND DISMEMBERING AT MUSINA AND HAVE CONTINUED INSIDE THE COUNTRY ABDUCTING OUR YOUTHS FOR ENSLAVEMENT AND BRUTALITIES AND MURDERS IN THESE DERILICT AND ROTTEN BUILDINGS THEY HIJACKED.THEY GO AROUND CALLING BLACKS CRIMINALS AND INTIMIDATING BLACKS OUT OF THEIR JOBS AND FILL-UP WITH THEIR HOMEBOYS.HEREIN HILLBROW,THEY SEND CHILDREN OF THE WOMEN THEY ABDUCT AND ENSLAVE TO THE STREETS TO THROW THEMSELVES INFRONT OF VEHICLES DRIVEN BY BLACKS THEN MOVE IN AND DEMAND MONEY TO TAKE THESE CHILDREN TO HOSPITAL BUT POCKET THE MONEY!THEY HANG AT ATM`S LOOKING FOR WOMEN WHO WITHDRAW MONEY THEN ROB THEM.THEY ROB WOMEN OF HOUSES,APARTMENTS,BUSNESSES,SPAZA SHOPS AND CARS.

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