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Further Notice To All Zimbabweans Granted Exemption For Zim Work Permits

As much as Zimbabweans might be busy taking the SA government to court for the nonrenewal of the Zim Work Permits, they should also try to ensure that their document is in order because the decision made by the minister of home affairs is final whether they are going to court or otherwise. South Africans can not be held handsome by a group of Zimbabweans who came to this country illegally running away from their government that they were supposed to fight head-on, but they are here in South Africa making such demands that even the people of this country are not doing.

We know that there might be some excitement from the Zimbabweans after the cabinet withdrew its last decision not to renew the Zim Work Permits but we know that the power lies with the minister of home affairs. Even the papers for the minister of home affairs show that the cabinet never committed to this and now we hear that Zimbabweans through their lawyer Simba Chitando are not happy about this.

Further notice to all Zimbabwean nationals who have been granted exemption in terms of section 31(2)(b) of the immigration act 13 of 2002. Those affected by this can a do re-application for one of the other visas provided for in the immigration act.

The department of home affairs has so far received a few applications including waiver applications which are being fully considered. We know that there are about 250 000 Zimbabweans affected by this and it shows that only a few of them regard the South African laws as they have tried to re-apply for visas. This could also mean that the rest of them are relying on the court process that Simba Chitando has initiated which might take longer than they expected.

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