A report that was issued highlighted that the Department of Home Affairs was happy with the withdrawal of an application that was seeking to challenge it in court for not renewing the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits .
The Department of Home Affairs was criticised in 2021 when it decided that it wouldn't renew the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits . Close to 200,000 Zimbabweans are holders of such permits.
The South African government had been dragged to court by the African Amity NPC and Zimbabwean Permit Holders’ Association with the desperate aim of having the decision reversed.
However , the spokesperson for the Department of Home Affairs Siya Qoza made a confirmation that the application had been withdrawn on Friday and that they welcomed the decision.
The Zimbabweans who are holders of such permits have to reapply for other available permits before the end of the year.
The South African government now has to face Helen Suzman Foundation which took it to court over the same issue. The Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi expressed dissatisfaction with the decision that was made by the Non Governmental Organisation .
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