A report emerged a few days ago of close to 250 000 Zimbabwean nationals who approached the South African courts to intervene and help them to be granted permanent residency statuses .
The permits for the Zimbabweans will be expiring in November. The South African law stipulates that when a foreigner has legally resided in South Africa for more than five years , he/she becomes entitled to apply for a permanent residency status.Even though this issue has been received with mixed feelings by the members of the public, those Zimbabweans can now apply for the permanent residency considering that they have stayed in South Africa for more than five years.
This moves came at a time when the Covid-19 led to economic challenges in South Africa and as a result there are all sorts of blame games.Some members of the community are blaming Zimbabwean nationals of making it hard for local South Africans to get jobs and earn a descent living.
Who is to blame for the unemployment and economic hardships in South Africa? Is it the Zimbabweans? Is it the Government of South Africa? Is it the Covid-19 pandemic? What are your thoughts on this whole issue?
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