SA ends special deal for Zim migrants

Published: 2/Sep/2010
Source: Mail & Guardian (South Africa)

SA is to stop a special deal granted to thousands of Zimbabweans, who were allowed to enter the country without documents.

South Africa will at the end of the year stop a special deal granted to thousands of Zimbabweans, who were allowed to enter Africa’s largest economy without documents, a Cabinet spokesperson said on Thursday. The special dispensation was introduced in April last year during political instability in Zimbabwe, where an economic meltdown blamed on President Robert Mugabe’s policies saw hundreds of thousands flee to South Africa.

“After the 31st of December all undocumented Zimbabweans will be treated like all others and their deportation will resume,” spokesperson Themba Maseko told reporters.

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Themes: Cartes d’identité et passeports
Regions: Afrique du Sud
Year: 2010