Editorials
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21 Oct 2021
6:00 am

Court must clear up ANC’s Zimbabwe mess

Editorials

The high court may accede to an application to declare about 250,000 Zimbabweans, currently residing in SA temporarily, as permanent residents.

A South African birth certificate and Identity document. Picture: iStock

No doubt the xenophobes will be throwing up their hands in anger at the possibility that the high court may accede to an application to declare about 250 000 Zimbabweans, currently residing in the country on temporary permits, as permanent residents. The legal action was brought by the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit Holders Association as a matter of urgency, because the temporary permits they hold will expire next month. They are also asking the court to direct the minister of home affairs to issue them with SA ID documents on the grounds that they are permanent residents of SA in terms...