Friday meeting set to discuss SA December deadline for Zims

source: SW Radio Africa
By Tichaona Sibanda
6 October 2010

South Africa’s Home Affairs ministry is failing to cope with the huge influx of Zimbabwean immigrants wishing to regularize their stay before the 31st December deadline.

As a result officials from the Home Affairs ministry will on Friday meet with the stakeholders forum, a consultation platform to allow NGOs, human rights organizations and Zimbabwe’s political parties, based in South Africa, to engage with the South Africans. This meeting is expected to review the exercise, amidst calls from Zimbabweans for an extension to the deadline.

The South African government last month gave Zimbabwean immigrants, estimated to be around three million, until year end to regularize their stay or face deportation. This followed a cabinet decision in [continue reading]

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