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BREAKING: Zimbabwe Exemption Permits extended to November 2025

by Mandla Ndlovu
01 Dec 2023 at 05:28hrs | Views
In a significant development, the South African government has announced the extension of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) until November 2025. This crucial decision was confirmed by the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, who granted relief to an estimated 178,000 Zimbabweans currently residing in South Africa.

The Zimbabwe Exemption Permit has been a vital mechanism allowing Zimbabwean nationals to legally stay and work in South Africa. With this extension, the affected individuals will now have continued legal status in the country until the specified date in 2025.

Minister Motsoaledi's decision comes as a relief to the sizable Zimbabwean community in South Africa, providing them with a more stable and secure environment. However, it's important to note that exemption permits will not be subject to renewal after the extended deadline.

This move reflects the South African government's commitment to addressing immigration issues and fostering a more inclusive and supportive environment for foreign nationals residing within its borders. 
Stay tuned for further details as this story develops.

Source - Byo24News