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Good news for Zimbabweans, but South Africans are fuming after this was announced.


Good news for Zimbabweans, but South Africans are fuming after this was announced. For a while many Zimbabweans with work permits have been living in constant fear of the future as they did not know what the future held for them. This came after the government had said no permits will be renewed. At the beginning of this year, the government made the announcement that it will continue to prolong the Zimbabwean exemption permit (ZEP) that is given to citizens of Zimbabwe until the year 2022

Now the Minister of Home Affairs Aron Motsoaledi has given them the option of applying for visa’s which has not gone down well with a lot of South Africans.

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“We, the people of South Africa, are the legitimate proprietors of this territory! Why do you go around granting people permits without first consulting with us, the citizens, to determine whether or not we want those people to remain in our country?”


Certain individuals are of the opinion that the 12-month term in question is an offensive gesture toward jobless South Africans. “A government that tells its people that they must live in poverty for longer while assuring that only a small number of them ever transcend poverty is a government that deserves to be removed from power,” stated a Twitter user who wished to remain anonymous.

Here are more comments on the issue

@KhudaMagezi This conversation will mostly center on the terms and conditions that apply to the grace period of one year. Remember that you are free to place your country at the top of the list regardless of whether or not it currently has any immigrants living there. For example, there are some people who think that immigrants are to blame for the current employment crisis. Put off making a decision until after 2022 at the earliest.




@Maps118 This demonstrates to us that absolutely nothing will ever change until we vote them out of power in 2024, as the ANC will continue to extend their permit even after we vote them out of government.




@Lombaka Why are you still dragging things out like this? Where is the value in this for us as citizens? When are you going to start giving us, the citizens, the attention that we truly deserve? What exactly is it that people from Zimbabwe are accomplishing in our country that makes it so remarkable?




In the meantime, the Minister of Home Affairs asserts that they are successful in apprehending around 500 Zimbabweans each day as they seek to illegally enter South Africa from Namibia.