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Zimbabwe passport seekers swindled in SA

by Stephen Jakes
21 Sep 2017 at 06:36hrs | Views
The Zimbabwean community in South Africa has complained that nationals seeking passports are being asked to pay an additional $200 to get a new one on top of the mandatory $53.

"Zimbabwe Special Permits (ZSP) holders who applied for 3 months Zimbabwean passports, are asked to top up, that is, if one paid $53, one should pay another $200 to get a new passport in time to apply for ZEP," said Ngqabutho Mabhena the Chairman of the community.

"The applicant must visit the Zimbabwean consulate to get an accompanying letter by the Consul General, which will indicate that the applicant is a ZSP holder."

He said those ZSP holders who are yet to apply for new passports should also visit the Consulate offices to get letters that will be attached to their application forms.

"The office of the Register General is giving priority to ZSP holders who are renewing their special permits. The Zimbabwean government is in the process of importing the passport paper from Europe," he said.



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