South Africa: Visa Applicants Flood Home Affairs
13 October 2010
Pretoria — The Department of Home Affairs has received more than 18 000 applications from Zimbabweans since the start of the documentation process.
Addressing the media on Wednesday, Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni said that by 8 October, 18 454 applications had been received by his department.
Undocumented Zimbabweans living in South Africa have until 31 December to apply to the department to have their stay in the country registered.
Since the process began on 20 September, there have been particularly high volumes of applications at the department’s offices in Pretoria and Johannesburg.
Apleni said so far, 465 fraudulent documents had been handed in. He encouraged more Zimbabweans in [continue reading]