Unwelcomed Neighbours: Measuring the human cost of ending Zimbabwean permits

2022/06/27 22:00:00

Unwelcomed Neighbours: Measuring the human cost of ending Zimbabwean permits

Josphine Dhilwayo. Majaha Ndlovu. Constance Siwela. Jeremiah Zhuwau. Lindiwe Mathe. Thuli Sibanda. Andrew Dube. These are some of the people whose lives will be turned upside down due to the Zimbabwe Extension Permit cancellation.

Unwelcomed Neighbours: Measuring the human cost of ending Zimbabwean permits

Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans risk loss of jobs, closure of bank accounts, repossession of cars and being separated from their loved ones.here.Zimbabwean expatriates are scrambling to apply for a visa to continue living in South Africa after their Zimbabwe Extension Permits (ZEP) expired in December.

"It must however be noted that some of them did not renew their permits, and as such they lapsed. While others either migrated to other visas or left the country," said Qoza.Zimbabwean nationals arrived in a larger group than usual in South Africa around 2008, during a period of hyperinflation, food shortages, empty government coffers, and severe political uncertainty back home.

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You are definitely being paid to tweet like this,their loved ones aren't at their home country? 😂😂😂 If the decision was made December, what is the reason for them not going for the renewal? Go home to your loved ones. BorderCrisis Relax. Zimbabwe is unofficially our 10th Province. Open the borders. Let’s go make money there. They don’t know what to do with the land.

Nice try Simba Adrian whether you write that every second those zimbos must just go home its about damn time. We want to fix our country without zimbos interfering in our domestic issues. Let's Zimbos go home. Whether Adrian you like it or not Zimbos must go home Let it be. We are sick and tired of Zimbabweans

Let them go...whatever the price the white slave traders paid u to defend their slaves, u will lose at the end....Zimbabweans are going home Your website domain says it all, This is not News but special project, paid for by someone ' Recycling the same story every single day ? This is tiring to look at

Unwelcomed Neighbours: Measuring the human cost of ending Zimbabwean permitsUnwelcomed Neighbours shines a light on the almost 180 000 Zimbabwean expatriates whose permits expire on 31 December, and reflects on how the decision by the South African government affects ordinary people who sought refuge in their neighbouring country. let them go back home please There is no refugee ya niks lana.These people go home most of the time. There is no war in Zim nothing. We are facing economic crisis in SA. D you see us going to Zim or other neighboring countries. We are here fighting our own battles. Zimbabweans mst go back home finish n klaar South Africans are u unemployed…!!They must understand n go home

They must go now..end of year is too far 🤬😡🤬😡🤬😡 Nothing is forever. It comes to an end at some point. Taking care of my debts and giving my family the best financially is what I have long waited for, Brandonkaren11 thank you for helping me gain financial success. through your Bitcoin mining platform

what kind of journalism is this? Why are you pushing a narrative? Cheers guys! Hope you have a great flight! 👋👋 Please rest . Same story daily, Come on! Zimbabwe chased foreigners away👇 They must ,we cleaning our country Period!!! We are sick sick and tired of the same story everyday, we also have a crisis of unemployment in SA, when are going to address it the same way as you are addressing our neighbors issues? Charity begins at home. Let those Zims go back home and fix their country.

Unwelcomed Neighbours: Measuring the human cost of ending Zimbabwean permitsZim expats are scrambling to apply for a visa to continue living in SA after their Zimbabwe Extension Permits expired in December. Many of them fear that they will not qualify for the alternative permit options. UnwelcomedNeighbours why is it difficult to go live in their own country?what does South Africa have which Zimbabwe doesn't have?I'm finding it very difficult to understand what's so important about SA,it all seems like they are running away from their own land They must go. We're full. Why can't they qualify since they are so intelligent and educated? This is the opportunity to show South Africans how smart they are. ANC is in danger of losing national election in 2024,believe me they won't risk it by renewing ZEP. Rest Zimbabwean journalists, apply for UIF

That hashtag hurts South Africa so bad even I can feel it 🤔 mabahambe PutSouthAfricaFirst ASIJIKI OnsBaizaNie You can also fotsek with them Don't be crazy here what did these lawlessness people contributed to SA economy or they are the cause of all the decay you see around You are crazy wena Zimbabweans are happy to go home. I talk to them daily. They can't wait to be reunited with home soil and family.

All comes to an end, nothing is eternal, just accept and move on with your life you may be surprised Yes. No longer welcome to suck us dry. Goodbye All I know is all the white ppl protecting our neighbors are going to arise in amazements in the morning after, finding out their houses have been Ramaphosed🤭🤭🤫

SA media is really strange. Wasn't ZEP meant to have an expiry date, why does SA have to be demonized for running its affairs in accordance with its laws? This is soo ridiculous.

Unwelcomed Neighbours: Measuring the human cost of ending Zimbabwean permitsThe future of almost 180 000 Zimbabwean nationals hangs in the balance after SA government's move to scrap the Zimbabwe Extension Permits. Those affected by the decision share their stories in our new feature project UnwelcomedNeighbours. Yho, you guys are really putting a lot of energy into this, le na le di 'investors' as your shareholders clearly Imagine that accommodate a desperate person in your home on terms that once he’s up and running he vacates your home. When time comes and he’s well to do, you ask him to move out and he sues you to stay in your home! We have businessmen who benefit from weak illegal immigration system behind these coordinated articles. We must fight harder.

We don’t care ! Firstly: They got here with nothing, they should be happy to be leaving with some coins.. Secondly: Their loved ones are all in Zim, And for those S.African Woman that married or had kids with them should leave with its our culture as Black people that a Man should build a home Little too late to ENFORCE immigration laws..... this is a huge issue where many are undocumented and just get lost in the system VoetsekANC

We don't give af , you can scream ur lungs out....zimbos are going.....🤞 i wish you go with thm cos they wl need ur bias report that side against zanupf ..you know how they feel when u lied to thm..🕺...🤦‍♀️ As South Africans We have lost jobs. Our banks accounts are closed. Some are separated from loved ones due to depression of unemployment. These are the stories of South Africans

So be it, ungrateful bunch of people These are the best news ive heard all year You must also tweet abt the increase of mental ill peoples in S.A that cause by high unemployment they are facing day by day, foreign nationals must go S.A citizens need those jobs they occupy. Voetsek

News24 editorial: Government's decision to end permit for Zimbabweans is shameful | News24With just six months to go until the permit is cancelled, tens of thousands of Zimbabweans - our neighbours - will no longer be welcome in South Africa and their lives will be turned upside down again. In the spirit of ubuntu, we should all be ashamed. Ashamed of what exactly We should be ashamed of our own people that are unemployed because of foreigners. If not, Futsek! Eba ashamed ole one o tlogele gore tsentsha

70% of people you are chasing are Ndebele tribe. Your very own people. Its better to come and collect them all so that you can enjoy fruits of yo country SA with them. South Africans understand our problem please. What you are doing is evil Do u know Ndebeles were South Africans b4 they actually have a province in Zim Matebeleland and some parts of Midland. We leave peacefully. Julius_S_Malema you r in my prayers win pres' elections nxt tym

You are trying too hard. No amount of bombarding us daily with such articles will make us accept the ZEP nonsense. Zimbabweans must go home & deal with their Gov and fix their country. They are not orphans and SA is not their nanny You are making our hearts hardened even more They must futsegi Send them home. Petrol and electricity in the neiboring countries which is supplied by South Africa is cheaper. So they can save when they get home.

South African stories are worse. Their loved ones are in zimbabweans. Are you calling south africans citizens's zimbabweans's loved ones? You are not well upstairs. They are being forced to reunite with their loved ones. They should be greatful. South Africans are facing a bleak future due to illegal migration, it’s either them or us

Home Affairs Dept urged to drop a work visa requirement for ZimbabweansOne of the requirments for the issuance of a general work permit is that the Zimbabwean national must have a certificate from the Labour Department which considers the special skills list or a waiver. And why on Earth should Home Affairs do that. Ihhheee ay nkosiyami... Zimbabweans need stop demanding so much from our government & go home to sort out their country.

Who cares A domestic worker (Zimbabwean) complained that they used to pay between R1500 to R2000 protection money to rogue SAs to remain 'unaffected'. Maybe we should send the rogue SAs to Zimbabwe and retain the Zimbabweans; they reportedly are loyal and efficient workers, and speak Eng. You got that right they are indeed unwelcome neighbours

We are unemployed and wena u r worried about Zimbabweans losing their jobs? So fukken what? Let them lose those jobs so south Africans can fill them. Jou moer maan! Contradictory statement..it was they don't take our jobs and all of sudden they wil loose jobs..they face the risks se voet south africans will occupy those jobs don't stress

You're concerned about immigrants losing their jobs while millions of South Africans are unemployed, it's sickening 🤮. Charity begins at home. Let's first employ our own only then will we be in a position of employing others. They risk losing their jobs yet they are not taking jobs from SAn's. News24 u r a joke

Welcome overstayed. What Abt the millions of SA citizens who have never known such luxury in their own country? Is abt time

Zimbabweans living in SA fear the worst as ZEP expiry date inches closerThe expiry of the Zimbabwean exemption permit (ZEP) is fast approaching and many whose stay in South Africa is heavily reliant on that document have spoken of their anxiety and fear of the worst. Fearing what? They have home counties waiting for their return. How can Zimbabwe not be an option for Zimbabweans? Fear what, they must celebrate, how can one fear going home

U said these ppl don't take meager jobs meant locals, so what's the fuss? Let them go Many people separate from their families to work a contract. When it expires. Then you go back home. You don't build a new family while working your contract. you can go to Zimbabwe with them no one is stopping you,as for us we want to have a south african meeting as us south africans and rest assured even whites are gonna get what's due to them we haven't forgotten

VoetsekSAMedia enough is enough! You can votsek with them Boo hoo Why ningahambi nabo? Saze savelelwa news24 hambani nabo niye zimbabwe The media itself said it's not true that they are taking jobs from South Africans not so long ago, now they suddenly face the risk of losing their jobs. We don't care...

News24 should write the name of the people writing the news, id really like to ask the person what they think the state should do?. Who is to be blamed?

This headline is printed everyday on my time-line n it's from same newspaper since last Wednesday you don't have news articles to print fokof NEWS24 News24 you're starting to be a thorn in Jesus ball's '...being separated from their loved ones' They can take their loved ones with them to fast growing, beautiful and peaceful Zimbabwe if they are financially responsible for them. Adults knew the risks involved from day one - the ZEP was never permanent. What were they thinking?

It won't work news24 give up Losing jobs wr Are they still talking about our jobs in our country, ooooh ba bereka re na a re bereke in our country like seriously Gooo home Votsek! They must go home we won't miss them a bit Taking care of my debts and giving my family the best financially is what I have long waited for, Brandonkaren11 thank you for helping me gain financial success. through your Bitcoin mining platform

Mainstream media seems to care for them more than natives, why not follow them back to their home, no offence✌🏽 When my USA visa expired I left and didn't make excuses🤔🤔

Ek fok hulle Nie,South Africans have no jobs while these parasites jump borders and get employment, to hell with zimbos VoetsekSAMedia is using Virtue signalling as a tool to weaken the governments powers when it comes to protecting the sovereignty of this country News media will always be counter productive to SA because it’s funders thrive from the chaos of lawlessness in this country

Ubuntu dictates that when you visit you dnt count plates when you find your host dishing up! Bothata Ke gore they counted the plates Why don't you go and live with them in Zimbabwe since we'll you're so obsessed with them? Whites prefers Zimbabweans over their own black South Africans. Better wake up and smell the coffee my people, stop voting for whites,they are pro Zimbabweans

Their country (Zimbabwe) needs them Please go home with your husband back to Harare his a land owner and can provide better for you and his family We going home don't stress too much home is best 🙂 There is time to meet and TIME TO SAY GOODBYE, zimbos GOODBYE 👋 GREET EVERYONE BACK zim!TIME UP,BETTER LEAVE WHILE STILL A REQUEST THAN TO BE PUSHED,END OF zep NOMORE REQUEST OTHERWISE 🧻 🧻

They must go ..we are tired an have a lot of things to fix in SA. This bus called SA is so full an we need to off lood much. The emotional blackmail is the worst thing you could be doing for their cause. You're literally making it worse. REST

We as South Africans lost our jobs to them and our private space. OperationDudula Mabahambe Dudula Unwelcomed neighours like the ones that came and stole dollars PhalaPhalaGateFarm or are you referring to the ones that brought them Really, sitting at every street corner selling apples & matches. What is wrong there they are taken back home and they contract expired

they must go and fix their country instead of being cheap labour to white people Oh...come on, they contribute nothing PhalaPhalaGate Nithi kuyambe bani ke,(who must go then, Us South Africans? Niyabheda ke. Newa24 whoever writes this,, must be checked mentally. Zimbos take out money to their country. Don't write poes here

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Rules are rules And stealing and murdering too... Patriots What is fueling it will finish the dying MYANC 🤣🤣🤣🤣contributing to whose economy..let me teach you how to write proper headlines.'After years of unduly benefiting from the South African economy,ZEP holders finally face deportation at the end of the year' Enough man News24

Whoever wrote this is not South African They taking our people's jobs. If you look at construction and carpentry jobs these people under quote the clients just to get the contract. After a year than the structure which they build cracks. SA's only thn make use of our people to do damage control. SA's enrich Zimbabwens

Contributing to SA economy? Njani when they take non critical jobs that we South Africans can do and they take potion of that money to Zim? So tell us , how are zimbos contributing cause it seems like we contributing to Zim only South Africans will now contribute to their own country's economy. 🤗 Now it's their chance to go do that in their country. Zimbabwean ecoomy needs them more than SA economy

Voetsek traitors!

Yes, some brought skill sets we didn't have, but some were criminals, but we can't afford to tolerate immigrants in our country as it contributes to structural unemployment under our own youth. We need to put SAcans first. Black Trump-Banana-Republicannitis , when home , warn the others of this south african askari virus . It hits the heads of the heads usually . Fire them if any traces detected.

You are captured How did they contribute, please tell us. They sent all their money back to Zim The madness of the useless media Thats great news, now include the nigerians, mozambicans, and malaweans too. They stealing what is meant for south africans This is the greatest thing ever We as South Africans have done our part and now it's time that they go back home to vote Zanu-pf out

They must go and fix their broken country PutSouthAfricansFirst NoToZimWorkPermits

Oh goody! Fushegi Many came here illegally and are committing crimes here. They must go. Gayton will take EFF's vote in the coming elections as a results of the borderless policy Go to Zimbabwe with them Talking shit mnqundu webhokwe... Who own this rubbish News24, such useless journalism Overstayed their visit 🤣😂

They must go and contribute in their country where they are desperately needed.. charity begins at home I know a paid tweet when I see one… They were supposed to rebuild their own countries so that they can go back and enjoy their wealth. Those South Africans that were exiled in their countries have since returned

Lol 😂 news24 is trying hard shame At least South Africans will now get a chance to also 'contribute to the South African economy', don't you think? They must go contribute into ZIMBABWE economy now we can do it ourselves 🙃 as they are good economic contributes 🙃 My life is made 🎉🎉🎉 haven't heard this timeless in a while. Thanks Mrs Brandonkaren11 for help me through your Bitcoins mining investment platform

Media houses clearly hates SAn's! There's no war in Zimbabwe! I have no sympathy at all for them. Ankere they are well educated and skillful, well their must go back and rebuild their country! What about the Jollof gang? That's good news You must be impartial. News24 trying too hard to fuel anger amongst South African so we can be “xenophobic” and give them something to write about 😃😃 VoetsekSAMedia

Time to go and vote guys...

Where is the fucken contribution? Tell us They didn't contribute shit As if that will create jobs for locals. The so-called educated Zimbabweans must go back home and fix their ailing economy instead of trying to force themselves on the country that does not want them. Clever Zimbabweans will always try tell SA citizens that they are smarter but yet fail to revive their economy

News24 and daily maverick and other publications are baise when reporting about the foreign nationals. They paint a picture and portray illegally foreign nationals as victims of xenophobic attacks and hatred and yet they fail to report atrocities perpetrated by foreign nationals Why should we feel sorry for the Zimbabweans whereas we have lot of unemployed nurses,teachers etc. We have several millions unemployed youth in the country especially black youth. Some SA citizens go to bed on the ecan't stomach daily yet we must feel sorry for Zimbabweans

It's so sad Not long ago the same news 24 and dairy maverick were reporting about shortage of teachers in SA forgetting that kzn alone has 30000 unemployed teacher graduates, jikijiki shortage of nurses in SA forgetting that SAnc has more than 100000 unemployed SAn nurs News 24 is trying by all means to replace poor black/coloured unemployed South Africans with Zimbabwens, now they are fighting for trucks to b driven by Zms in SA, resturent,they demand that zins b working there, ubaer n domestic they demand that this nation

Home is where they belong Abahambe.

Why exactly must they remain in the country? There's no war in Zimbabwe VoetsekSAMedia at it again with the fear mongering campaign and tactics Slowly we r seeing the interests of the people they really represent Until then, we will have to beat the dog until the owner comes out ADFSAfrica Lol, why did they wait until this late to apply? We don't owe these Zimbos sheet!!!!!

Is it termination/cancelation or expiry? Guess it’s time to go home then hey! 🤷🏻‍♂️ Use are worst than the apartheid regime 🥱 I was scammed through Bitcoin couple of months ago, I started hating Bitcoin until I was introduced to Allison_Grillo, and I gave Bitcoin trading another try, I successfully withdrew $35,000 after two weeks of trading, am so grateful Allison_Grillo thank you.

ADFSAfrica Shut up Nou gaan die lui gat manne van suid afrika wat nie wil werk nie hulle vingers uit hulle gatte moet trek. Ons het mos gewoond geraak aan die Zims wat eenige werk sal dien vir n brood.

Mabahambeeeeee, we need to sort our own problems nabo they must go sort out their country Those permits were not meant to be permanently and SA was generous to give it to them cause edmnangagwa has done nothing for its citizens like SA has so let them go n apply for visas like everybody else N we urge SA home affairs to do forensic investigation on Zimbabwean SA IDs

So what Simple, follow them. Proudlyxenophobic Time to unfollow this account We never asked them to invade us, one way ticket for them. Let them voeksek, for good We were struggling and nobody asked their contribution They must go, we are not playing, aba tsamaye South Africa's economy is collapsing, Debt to GDP very high and Unemployment rate high! Which Economy were they contributing to?

Before you write something do you think first

Now is the time to go and contribute to you country's economy and grow Zim economy to greater heights Voetsek Which economy were they controlled to? let them go and develop their economy in Zimbabwe. south africa for south african citizens, period. kaycingo I am all the way for a borderless Afrika, but this in my opinion has nothing to do with whites being concerned about black migrants. This, in my view, is whites fighting not to lose their slave labour for the Independent Cape Town they are busy drafting referendums for.

They must Voetsek cos Unemployed SA citizens can do the jobs and they must go build there country cos they have the land I don't know it's stupidity or payed tweets,if you have visitors they know if it's their time to go they leave without crying but if they refuse they become unwanted and you push them out of your house.

Contributing to SA economy njani because they are immigrants/refugees so they were not working. They can take their economy to their country it's needs them most than us. 'Contributing to the economy' aibo we msunu VoetsekSAMedia

They have a country of their own. They're needed to build Zimbabwe! We desperately need those vacancies so we can also contribute to our economy as citizens. We need that pride to work for our country and they must have pride to go back and contribute to their country They must go home It's only fitting that they be deported

🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮 🚮🤡🚮 Garbage Contributing to SA's economy? How? News24 has become a joke. No longer take y’all serious. Everyone can see that y’all are used to push propaganda. Protect foreigners over South Africans Boarder jumpers using Crocodiles 🐊 they were never invited it's shameful uninvited guests especially criminals claiming to contribute to mzansi while they are the most murderous, rapists, property destroyers, infrastructure vandalizers, cable thieves PutSouthAficansFirst

Stupid Zimbabweans! Why the hell were they toiling to 'contribute' to a foreign country when they have their own?No monkey tricks will make us fold!!! They will fok off! ZANUPF is the most blessed ruling hooligans in the world! They fuck up but citizens blame foreign governments

Propaganda machine Send them to Cape Town rather, jobs are waiting for them especially the Shona Best news ever. They must go This posturing by News24 is concerning, dangerous and needs to be addressed ClaysonMonyela. We cannot have a media house that behaves like a political party. Zim is going through a lot so as South Africa. SA is not Zim's extension.

Zimbabwean’s contribution to SA’s economy👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾Mabahambe 🚮🚮 You can write billions of articles. Oksalayo! Their contribution will be mostly welcome in solving their country’s problems 🤔🤔🤔 Tell them to go contribute to Zim economy as now we release them freely not to contribute to SA economy anymore....

White media are reporting trash and propaganda

What's your angle, SA citizens will continue to contribute to economy, Zimbos must just apply for alternative permits that's all HelenSuzmanFdn Very good they must go home and help bring down zanu pf Increasing insurance due to crime, cable theft, car hijacking, etc is not contributing to the economy. Unfortunately, this is a generalisation, but SANs are gatvol

News24 is shit struu Time to fuck off Me and my fellow SAns, we a law abiding citizens, we carry our ID, drivers license, pay tax, we give back to our communities. Can you praise us too pls, assemblief tog I guess Chief Editor is from Zim or married to one or have roots and relatives from there...this is not normal🤔

Hulle moet waai! They shouldn't have come in the first place. Zim economy need them now

The most unwelcomed foreigners in SA are Zimbabweans (for home invasions) and Nigerians ( for running illicit drug trade and scams)! Who was just elected to head the African Union? Let's be focused on building peace in our region And our Beloved Country! Let's be acting responsibly with care and human rights.. not illegal free for all not same old neglect... but follow a well considered and effective policy.

Contributing to the economy my black ass Who cares Zimbabweans muat go work and contribute at home. No invited them in the 1st place Now they must go build economy for their kids 🤣😂🤣 if they worked hard here surely they can do the same fpr their countrys future 🤣 you’re not achieving what you’re trying to achieve. This Zimbabwe story is now an annoyance and a joke to us 😅

Zimbabweans are UnwelcomedNeighboursFromHell As a SAn tax payer I've been feeding & taking care of these hooligans for many years through social services that should be benefitting only SAns. They've overcrowded every school, hospital, clinic, prison. zimbabweans must vokof🤬 Everyone deserves to go home,bon voyage. And you must stop advocating against going home.

They must go work in & contribute to zimbabwe's economy. NoToZimWorkPermit NoToZimPermit VoetsekZimbabweans VoetsekHelenSuzmanFoundation VoetsekSAMedia OperationDudula PutSouthAficansFirst VoetsekEFF VoetsekANC After yearsof 178 000 unemployed South Africans will find jobs, occupied by foreigners without critical skills as required by constitution.

I don't get who the target of your propaganda is. If the South African public is your target, clearly they are not buying it. Politicians are greedy, they will do what people say if they fear they might lose power. At this point, SA media is just mutilating itself unprovoked. You are replacing Daily Sun now

Zimbabweans in SA are a consequence of bad governing from the ANC. The people shall correct that mistake. Save us this DRIVEL, NEWS24. We were feeding them to keep them alive which sector did they build? Where they recruited like how Rwanda is calling their Teacher's? Propaganda not journalism this one.

This is unfair,SA teachers are useless and like to drink and have zero knowledge for Maths & Science News24 🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮🚮 Wena you from Zimbabwe

Exemption permit are not the ultimatum, there are different visas that they can still apply like all other countries do 🤷 Something is wrong with this Newspaper They have used Zimbabweans like condoms 💔💔 Guys they have us an email address, come on Patriots, let's do the things that need to be done✊😂😂🤣

ADFSAfrica Refugees flee war. There is no war in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe has an unemployment rate which is TEN TIMES LOWER than South Africa. You must really think we exist to serve you. Can we get similar updates about Phala Phala farm gate please you are now boring and irritating To seek refuge 😀😀 But everytime they go back home and come

Whatever you decide to write against HomeAffairs, know that South Africa’s unemployment rate is at its all time high at all levels. That is why we are Dudula.

VoetsekSAMedia They must go voetsekeff voetsekesamedia voetsekocyrilramaphosa I like to share this success story in Zim I have shared my story Azkhale 😂😂😂😂😂 You may think you're helping but actually you're not. All you're doing is converting moderate people into hardened Dudula members and the permits STILL won't be renewed. Carry on.

Who sought for refuge for what exactly coz there no war or terrorism in Zim they just have to vote wisely Get a life. South Africans are gatvol. You can retweet this as many times as you want it will not change the outcome. Problem with Africans is that they want to do Africa united here in SA VoetsekNews24

Zim24 cranking out propaganda 24/7🤦🏾‍♂️ It's so sad that you think by sharing this you helping Zimbabweans when in fact you are adding fuel to the fire. Its creating more harm than good for Zimbabweans. Even those who had some sense of pity for them are now beginning to join the anti zim movement. I've seen 4 already.

Fokof TSEKNews24 VoetsekNews24 You must stop irritating us wena msunu & advise your sponsors to apply for alternative visas. It does not matter how much you publish their stories SAns are gatvol & hard-hearted at this stage. The more you publish the more they dispises Zimbabweans. Your propaganda's not helping

Give them your monthly salary and stop boring us Y'all truly love Zimbabweans over us🤞🏾🤞🏾 but What I can't fathom if you live them this much why you're not operating from there Futseg doti You don't know it but after dealing with the ANC, the people will come after msm and you will probably be the first they forcefully close down in SA or force to undergo a change. Your propaganda has no place here.

I was scammed through Bitcoin couple of months ago, I started hating Bitcoin until I was introduced to Allison_Grillo, and I gave Bitcoin trading another try, I successfully withdrew $35,000 after two weeks of trading, am so grateful Allison_Grillo thank you. Arghh man nee flip! You guys are going to greatest extremes to enslave Zimbabweans in South Africa

Futsek Disgusting!! What? Please follow them to Zimbabwe. We are suffocating Makube njalo Your education makes you not 2 be in touch with reality,oneday you'll taste d pudding & understand let's hope it's not 2 late by then. We just trying to have a better life & as much as u protecting d permit better they have home to back to while thina we have no where else to go.

Saze savelelwa Bo!!! Kanti kwenzenjn We never invited this people they came on their own took our lives so its time they voetsek

I like this initiative. It is actually uniting South Africans Encourage them to go and build their own country sivile , phezani ngoku yhoo Your nonsense strategy won't work. Those Zimbabweans must go contribute to Zimbabwe's economy and you must go with them 🙄🙄🙄🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮 PutSouthAfricansFirst OperationDudula

I wonder why is this guy fighting with Zimbabweans Am I welcomed in other countries without proper documentation? This campaign by News24, which has been going on for some time now, will fail dismally. What economic contribution are talking about? Or you mean the continued exploitation of Zimbabweans by White and Indian South African business people? We see you.

Thank God they must leave our country we need our country back We never run out of our own land Foreigners go to your countries It's good news that these aliens including the leaders of this project will be sent back home. Anipheli moya trying to drum up support for your favorite makwerekwere and their cheap labor!Fokof with them to Harare and leave us in peace

Let them go and contribute in their country's economy. In their place, we will hire a South African, and that will reduce unemployment...Go home Malema's country men 10 years have been to long on extensions nowhere in the world this happens its time to build up Zimbabwe wich the destroyed and rand here.

Thinking of some Zimbabweans in SA needs serious and deep restructuring Prudent people work and contribute to their country's economy, not strange ones Hahahaaaa eish... This headline is killer hey🤣🤣🤣 Sorting out illegal immigration by deporting the legal ones is completely short sighted and totally misses the point.

Time to contribute to the economy of their country 👈👈 Laba abanye basalelan Those jobs will be occupied by SA people Your campaign is not going to work Simba

Your love for cheap labour and big mouthed Zim cowards has clouded your judgment contributing by ripping our infrastructure.killing innocentpeople(spikes)..stealing cables?....you hate SAns At least they have the perfect opportunity to go rebuild their motherland. They must futsegi Sehappy There's an agenda of some sort here, this people were given 12 months to reapply for new permits

Very sad KeepOurZimbabweanBrothers The part about contributing beats me… so all the SAns whose jobs are taken by foreigners are not worthy contributors? And yet we know know that the money is being shipped out of the country by the billions leaving millions of hungry mouths in SA. The economy is not doing well right now...

Contributing to our economy that sinking because of them aibo sfeg propaganda south ahh was too better when they were not there

Their country needs their contribution we didn't ask or force them THEUR FAULT OF BEING WEAK INSTEAD OF FIGHTING FIR THRUR COUNTRY SERVES THEM RIGHT THEY MUST VOETSEK They must contribute in ZIMBABWE hayi la tsk!!! Didn’t you they were not taking any South African jobs? Now they’re working? They can work in an contribute to their country's economy. Zimbabwe needs them more

The writer of this story is a Zimbabwean. He is trying to sympathies with his countrymen. He failed to tell his government in Zimbabwe to create jobs but has an audacity to tell South Africans what to do... Go ask those from Zim to pay 75p.m to read rubbish Renew qualifying permits. ZIMBABWEANS are US.

They were well aware that the arrangement was temporary!!!! We’re going to contribute furthermore beyond the end of this year.Whether you like it or not but that’s the ugly TRUTH This is their opportunity to contribute in building Zimbabwe.

Yes. Things change... Anc is preparing for 2024 elections...also Dudula is leading them... they must go back to Zimbabwe and contribute to their economy.. Admin just tell us the truth you from Zimbabwe you're afraid to lose your job and being deported to that jungle called zim I want them to be deported tomorrow! We had enough of you and your Zimbos🖕🖕🖕🖕

It's not deportation, its a change in location. They will now be able to work and contribute to Zimbabwes economy. Every hour Zimbabweans this Zimbabweans that, nhe admin nawe you must be deported. We are extremely xenophobic and we can't wait for all foreigners to be deported!!!! Good...go fix your country

You must also leave with them VoetsekZimbabweans VoetsekSAMedia!!!!!!!! Lol... anipheli mandla lonto. Yeyesingaphi learticle today alone? Wow. If only you were this consistent with our own problems like you are with your neighbours'

They can now go ns contribute to their OWN economy! Its clean up time for everyone now! Heee banna,unwelcomed neighbours, WHAT WR u THINKING MARA?That your 'working'n'contribution'TRANSLATE INTO GENUINE CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTRY?I'm beginning to really indeed DOUBT yr so-called education,it's lacking,e lack somethin bohlalenyana so!End of zep u don't leaveDEPORTATION

How many born and bred South Africans 🇿🇦 were sidelined from getting wilfully employed, with the Zimbabweans rather being employed due to their willingness to work for a lower wage? They benefited from their sweat, it not like they were doing anybody a favour. Ppl must respect the law. Failure to do that is anarchy...and this has best manifested in the destruction ofthe railway infrastructure, electricity infrastructure and the mayhem on the roads

Isn’t there any ombudsman where we can report for this?! Aaaowaa,this is too much now!! Law and order must prevail. We are not a banana republic. Zimbabweans take their immigration laws seriously so why must we feel bad about enforcing our own laws. This thing of guilt tripping won't work.The law must be enforced and not dependent on feelings.

Haibo u posting this again Let them go. Contributing what Let them go and fix their filthy country we don't need them

That means locals will get jobs 🥰🥰 the is light at the end of the tunnel They must now go contribute in Zimbabwe. S Africans are so loving that we want these contributors to the economy to go help their own country Zimbabwe. Contributing in destroying infrastructure, crime and overburden of hospital.

Embedded journalism. You are paid to write this fake concern about Zimbabweans in SA. How much did they paid you? Because these articles are not going to change the decision taken by the department of home affairs. Give their money back The headline?, wow . But we understand the agenda won't push itself, so yeah.

They earned a living. Time to go home. Period. I don't know how many times this story has been reported. Is there something the media or its funders stand to benefit? Why aren't they contributing in their own country? 😂 They can go contribute in their own country..they have done enough

All foreigners must go home. We need to fix our country..minus this anc of course Kak24 protecting foreigners Anisiyeke What propaganda are you pushing ? Bafowethu thina sikhathele yilama kwerekwere pls just let us be VoetsekSAMedia It's not a cancellation. South Africa will not renew it. Your propaganda is useless. If news24 wasn't so pathetic, perhaps I would be angry.

Tsek What lies from rubbish media! VoetsekSAMedia We can't wait for mass exodus of these unwanted, unloved Zimbabweans!! Let’s report news24 twitter account. This is annoying now. Imagine in December… it’s going to be torturous Honestly. Report news24 twitter account

I don't mind you sharing the dictionary meaning of the word CANCEL nevermind hearing from what happens when the contract EXPIRES 😅🤣 they must hamba khaya🗣🗣🗣🗣 Shame. At least they have land, right? Hey Voetsek wena maan with this ZEP nonsense. Do you think your campaign will sway the opnion of the judges or public ?.

South African lives have been turned upside down by those UnwelcomedNeighbours can they please read the room bathong we don't want them here they should go home, they must go home to Zimbabwe where they belong. South Africa belongs to South Africans We really could not be bothered. Let them go fix Zimbabwe.

We don’t care . They must take their skills to Zimbabwe and build their country Marete a lona kaofela saam le ma Zimbabwe It is so funny how Zimbabweans are blaming South Africa for failing of their country and remember their president is mnangwagwa a black person not white or European Fokof go work in their country with them

We don't care who they are! 😂😂 Their documents are expired, we are choosing not to renew, they must Voetsek Voetsek STOP BEING COWARDS Josphine Dhilwayo. Majaha Ndlovu. Constance Siwela. Jeremiah Zhuwau. Lindiwe Mathe. Thuli Sibanda. Andrew Dube, your only solution is to go home and Vote for a better future .

I have never seen an article where is encouraging Zimbos to go register to vote for change in their country If I was a Zimbabwean in South Africa with land in Zimbabwe. I will would leave SA🇿🇦 citizens in peace and do farming Zimbabwe Argh tsek maan, the law is the law whether dark or blue. The 7 women raped and murdered in Polokwane,the infrastructure being stripped bare in broad daylight by your favorite Shona makwerekwere ,follow them to Harare and write your poems there in their revered land!Voetsek la trying to garner support from these unwashed louths!

You've just reminded me of the kind of media we used to have during apartheid, a bunch of propagandist trash!!,🚮🚮🚮🚮 Propaganda won't work. Truth is businesses intentionally exclude South Africans from job market and expect us to be excited. KidiPotse Gardening, waitressing, domestic work, petrol attendants, nurses, teachers, truck driving, delivery man - hayi niyanya - we have these and if not go back home but will never offer it to people who insults & threaten our elected ministers

Not even a single story by these Zimbabweans seems to move me. I am cold just like that. I am only thinking about thousands of SA men who were denied employment in their country because of these people, who turned on them & insulted every chance they got saying they're lazy. Unwelcomed neighbours? 😂😂😂 nice try VoetsekSAMedia

They have a home country, they are not stranded. They must demand sympathy from their government. You media are the cause of all evil in the world. VoetsekSAMedia 🤣😂🤣 These Zimbos names really matter in SA 🤣😂 u never hear this bias media give us any names of suffering SA citizens. And there’s millions of them!

VoetsekSAMedia Since this is a project for you, you might as well save money for them for transportation. You enjoy harbouring slaves in your houses. They are hard workers They are intelligent They are more educated Why fight to be in a country that is below your level? Explain to me as you would to a 5 year or a labradoodle Ooh by the way there is no such a thing as exemption permit, it was created by SA to accommodate them

Maybe it's time you close your office and leave our country. Go and operate in Zimbabwe Good News 4 South African citizens.👌👌👌 KidiPotse Nonsense we don't care how bad it should be there solution it's at the hand of them just tell them to go 🔙 & vote ❎ no media, NGO or politician its going to save them it's enough

Yesh keeo on bending over. They must still fokof and you can fokof with them, we don't care. They must go home. There's million more SAns whose life is also upside down as a result if the ZEP Millions of South Africans had their lives turned down when Zimbabweans took their jobs I didn't see any article regarding that

If it was not for all the illegal aliens, these 180 thousand would have continued to fly under the radar, they have their own countrymen to thank. Once your likes are more than comments you must know that you pressed a button Ngoku thina senzeni? News24 le feletswe ke maaka jaanong, kwalang ka Phalaphala Farm

They must just go and apply

Voetsek News24 Voetsek Media24, We are Operation Dudula, Put South Africans First Now I understand why dictators clamp down on the media when they waltz into matters they aren’t supposed to. This is rubbish journalism. VoetsekSAMedia Every law changed and gov action affects some people negatively, when apartheid ended, it affected some people negatively. But when the change brings more good than the minority negatively affected, that is a good change.

If you can be found in zimbabwe that you have overstayed.they lock you up on the spot.permits were given with an expiry was never promised that it will turn into a permanent residency license.people writting these articles are zimbabweans themselves you are hell bent to push for Zimbos to stay in South Africa 🤞🤞

KidiPotse Sad stories but their permits expired, permits that turned illegal immigrant criminals into legal migrants. It’s time to go, so good luck with rebuilding Zimbabwe. We don't care about their lives. It's the law, South African law and it should be respected. We are not a state that nurses foreign nationals lives. We care about South Africans. We choose to put ourselves first as South Africans. Please anisiyeke ngama Zimbabweans, sies maarn!!

Almost 50% of unemployed SAns have their lives turned upside down in their own birth country. We didn't vote on behalf of foreign national. Tik tok … 6 months to go … Sacrilege journalism. Below the bottomless pit. No shame, special project? What happened to the rule of law?

Goodbye. Safe travels back to Zim I thought it's the name of the kids that died at EnyobeniTavern Its propanganda time Nothing was cancelled. The end of the temporary ZEP on 31 December 2021 was extended to 31 December 2022 as a goodwill gesture. They shouldn't have come here in the 1st place That will be bad news when the day come, they need to prepare themselves as the grace period is coming to an end. SA with more than 46 percent of population depends on social grant ,that's not good news. We need to employ south Africans in order to decrease high unemployed

edmnangagwa this 1 must take responsibility. What's going on with NEWS24? SAVE US THAT DRIVEL PLEASE. It’s nothing personal SA’s still live in the shadows of apartheid economic strangulation and lack of land reform, it is also a political move to gain SA’s confidence into restructuring of the economy..we are also actively struggling to make ends meat in our own country.

Remember these people are educated, there are other country that needs these highly skilled Zimbabwean individuals. Call me selfish, but elk een vir himself, Zim must take their children assemblief Humanising a situation so that u can gain sympathy might work in certain countries But it’s not going to fly in a country with the highest unemployment rate in the world The sobs stories are a drop in the ocean compared to the problems of most SAns VoetsekSAMedia

news24,FERIALHAFFAJEE, NICOLE_FRITZ, WHAT IS THE WORST THING THAT IS GOING TO SOUTH AFRICA & IT'S CITIZENS, WHEN ZIMBABWEANS GP BACK TO THEIR COUNTRY. Marriage, study visas, tourist visas is not a guarantee to be a permanent residence of a country you applied to News 24 even if u tweet 100 000 times they are going back home

Are there no WHITE Zimbabweans affected? Why ya’ll only showing us Black faces? Give us a demographic breakdown of the 178000 permits. They must fokof! 🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊🐊 Voetsek

We told them Zimboz that ANC knows what's good for them and this is just the beginning 2024 near and SAns are not like them, they'll punish them in the polls sèe even EFF is quite about this now SAns can never be dictated to. It's unfortunately y'all got go it's about time yhoo Now they'll have the opportunity to take what they learned in SA to help rebuild their country

Do these people want to stay in SA forever? Voetsak News24!!!!

Suka🚮🚮🚮 abahambe. They have home to go to. Tsek! They have land and education, why don’t they go home ! I’m sure for all the years they’ve been working here. They’ve saved to go rebuild their lives! Someone should open a case of bribery against our journalists, just for control! We do not give a rats behind. There is no war in Zimbabwe. Bots and Namibia is sending them back bcoz the threat they claimed to be running from is gone. The leeches must go

They can join the other illegal immigrants living in the country. After all the ANC must start a tender to deport all illegal immigrants and we know what happens when the ANC cadres see tender money😋😋 All that your stupid campaign has achieved so far is making those permits the focal point in the illegal immigration struggle. Thank you for that, they will never be renewed now. NoToZimPermits

Bye bye Zimbos 👋🏼 thanks for coming but time to go home to big daddy now. Thanks for visiting. Mabayonya bedibene who authored this nonsense! We don't care kept on write that stories

Yhooo! You guys mara🤔 People need to unfollow this page,I'm gonna hit the block button now Ay Voetsek wena shlama So what do you suggest we do? Do you know ow many Dubes and Ndlovus of this country are sending CVs everyday? Anikahle nina ukusicefezela All that your campaign has achieved is making those permits the focal point in the illegal immigration struggle. Should they be renewed, I'm afraid of what will happen in South Africa. NoToZimPermits

Zimbabweans have a country, it’s called Zimbabwe. Ndiyadika shem.... You can try all the tricks and blackmail but if wont work. Abo Simba chips must go back and rebuild their country If you think you're relentless then you don't know us.

They must add the numbers and go home. Zimbabwe is waiting for them Almost 50% of unemployed SAns have their lives turned upside down in their own country. Mnangangwa has jobs for them. Tik tok, HOME TIME!!!!! Honestly this is getting boring now Kahle boh News24 with this agenda, y'all care more Zimbabweans then you care about South Africans

Who is FUNDING these articles? Let the HARDWORKERS go work the LAND. Stop pushing your propaganda down our throat. We have High unemployment rate. We can't breathe Is this real page for New24 or just a a fake one cause it's on about same story... They have land back in Zimbabwe, for the past 14 years they were labelled as hardworking, reliable and educated people in SADC, now it's time they invest all that in Zimbabwe.

On the 31st of December, permits of almost 180 000 Zimbabwean expatriates who settled in South Africa will expire, leaving many of them vulnerable to deportation if they are unable to secure alternative permits by then.On the 31st of December, permits of almost 180 000 Zimbabwean expatriates who settled in South Africa will expire, leaving many of them vulnerable to deportation if they are unable to secure alternative permits by then.On the 31st of December, permits of almost 180 000 Zimbabwean expatriates who settled in South Africa will expire, leaving many of them vulnerable to deportation if they are unable to secure alternative permits by then.On the 31st of December, permits of almost 180 000 Zimbabwean expatriates who settled in South Africa will expire, leaving many of them vulnerable to deportation if they are unable to secure alternative permits by then.

The decision by Cabinet last December has been widely criticized and has thrown the lives of thousands of Zimbabwean families who settled in South Africa into disarray. Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans risk loss of jobs, closure of bank accounts, repossession of cars and being separated from their loved ones. Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans risk loss of jobs, closure of bank accounts, repossession of cars and being separated from their loved ones. Unwelcomed Neighbours shines a light on them and reflects on how the decision by the South African government affects ordinary people who sought refuge in their neighbouring country. Unwelcomed Neighbours shines a light on them and reflects on how the decision by the South African government affects ordinary people who sought refuge in their neighbouring country. Would you like to share your story? You can mail us here. Reporting by Jenni Evans, Tebogo Monama, Lenin Ndebele and Nicole McCain. Reporting by Jenni Evans, Tebogo Monama, Lenin Ndebele and Nicole McCain. Reporting by Jenni Evans, Tebogo Monama, Lenin Ndebele and Nicole McCain.

'This is going to cause chaos in South Africa': fear and court challenges loom over Zimbabwe Extension Permit cancellation By Jenni Evans and Lenin Ndebele Zimbabwean expatriates are scrambling to apply for a visa to continue living in South Africa after their Zimbabwe Extension Permits (ZEP) expired in December. If they are unsuccessful, in some cases, an entire generation of children will be forced to relocate with their parents to a country they may never even have visited. 'This is going to cause chaos in South Africa': fear and court challenges loom over Zimbabwe Extension Permit cancellation By Jenni Evans and Lenin Ndebele Zimbabwean expatriates are scrambling to apply for a visa to continue living in South Africa after their Zimbabwe Extension Permits (ZEP) expired in December. If they are unsuccessful, in some cases, an entire generation of children will be forced to relocate with their parents to a country they may never even have visited. However, according to Department of Home Affairs spokesperson Siya Qoza, the agent VFS Global has only received 2 301 visa applications and 3 014 waiver applications from the exemption holders. A special team at the department is still working through these for final approval. A special team at the department is still working through these for final approval. A special team at the department is still working through these for final approval. According to the records of the department, a total number of 178 412 Zimbabwean nationals were granted exemptions. "It must however be noted that some of them did not renew their permits, and as such they lapsed. According to the records of the department, a total number of 178 412 Zimbabwean nationals were granted exemptions.

"It must however be noted that some of them did not renew their permits, and as such they lapsed. While others either migrated to other visas or left the country," said Qoza. In November 2021, the department announced that the ZEP would not be extended again, and all holders of this special permit had until 31 December 2021 to apply for a visa to stay in South Africa. While others either migrated to other visas or left the country," said Qoza. In November 2021, the department announced that the ZEP would not be extended again, and all holders of this special permit had until 31 December 2021 to apply for a visa to stay in South Africa. The ZEP cancellation and requirement to apply for a new visa aligns with the department's review of all visas issued from as far back as 2004, but Zimbabweans are the only ones who have to reapply for a visa at the moment. This appears to contradict the White Paper on International Migration, which painstakingly sets out the democratic South African government's commitment to undo the apartheid-era's preference for white immigrants and restricting permits to black migrants who were contributing to the country's cheap labour pool of mine and farm workers. This appears to contradict the White Paper on International Migration, which painstakingly sets out the democratic South African government's commitment to undo the apartheid-era's preference for white immigrants and restricting permits to black migrants who were contributing to the country's cheap labour pool of mine and farm workers. This appears to contradict the White Paper on International Migration, which painstakingly sets out the democratic South African government's commitment to undo the apartheid-era's preference for white immigrants and restricting permits to black migrants who were contributing to the country's cheap labour pool of mine and farm workers. This appears to contradict the White Paper on International Migration, which painstakingly sets out the democratic South African government's commitment to undo the apartheid-era's preference for white immigrants and restricting permits to black migrants who were contributing to the country's cheap labour pool of mine and farm workers.

   Zimbabwean nationals arrived in a larger group than usual in South Africa around 2008, during a period of hyperinflation, food shortages, empty government coffers, and severe political uncertainty back home. A government of national unity was eventually formed in 2009 between Morgan Tsvangirai and Robert Mugabe. A government of national unity was eventually formed in 2009 between Morgan Tsvangirai and Robert Mugabe. Still, trust issues often saw it hit the rocks. So many in the country who had had enough of the constant anxiety and hardship, decided to leave. Still, trust issues often saw it hit the rocks. So many in the country who had had enough of the constant anxiety and hardship, decided to leave. After borders were declared during the various colonial wars, a long history began of miners, farmers and cross-border traders coming to South Africa.   Around 40 000 white"Rhodesians" who did not want to live under a black government, known as"when wes", settled in South Africa after 1980, with few residency and work problems. After borders were declared during the various colonial wars, a long history began of miners, farmers and cross-border traders coming to South Africa.

   Around 40 000 white"Rhodesians" who did not want to live under a black government, known as"when wes", settled in South Africa after 1980, with few residency and work problems.   Around 40 000 white"Rhodesians" who did not want to live under a black government, known as"when wes", settled in South Africa after 1980, with few residency and work problems. The two countries also have a shared recent history of supporting each other during the struggle against colonialism and the white governments that discriminated against black people. South Africa was heavily criticised for not speaking out on complaints of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. South Africa was heavily criticised for not speaking out on complaints of human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. However, after the sudden swell of people applying for asylum or refugee status during the political and economic turmoil, in April 2009, Cabinet created the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project. Home affairs minister at the time, Malusi Gigaba, said this was a"significant gesture of support and solidarity" with Zimbabweans. However, after the sudden swell of people applying for asylum or refugee status during the political and economic turmoil, in April 2009, Cabinet created the Dispensation of Zimbabweans Project. Home affairs minister at the time, Malusi Gigaba, said this was a"significant gesture of support and solidarity" with Zimbabweans. Home affairs minister at the time, Malusi Gigaba, said this was a"significant gesture of support and solidarity" with Zimbabweans.

During the project, he said a total of 295 000 Zimbabweans had applied for the permit, and just over 245 000 had been issued. Those who were refused either had a criminal record, lacked a passport, or did not fulfil other requirements. Those who were refused either had a criminal record, lacked a passport, or did not fulfil other requirements. Those who were refused either had a criminal record, lacked a passport, or did not fulfil other requirements. The permit gave the holder the same rights as South Africans, except voting rights. In many cases, recipients handed in their asylum permits. In many cases, recipients handed in their asylum permits. The introduction of the permit coincided with a horrific wave of xenophobia in South Africa. However, the government dismissed accusations of xenophobia, saying the attacks on people and shops were by"criminals''. The introduction of the permit coincided with a horrific wave of xenophobia in South Africa. The introduction of the permit coincided with a horrific wave of xenophobia in South Africa.

However, the government dismissed accusations of xenophobia, saying the attacks on people and shops were by"criminals''. But anti-Zimbabwean sentiment appears to have resurfaced again, with Zimbabweans being accused of taking jobs that South Africans could be doing. The permit allows Zimbabweans to work in South Africa and has offered a level of protection against harassment, but now there are worries that not qualifying for a visa could lead to great upheaval, in spite of years of working in and contributing to SA's economy. The permit allows Zimbabweans to work in South Africa and has offered a level of protection against harassment, but now there are worries that not qualifying for a visa could lead to great upheaval, in spite of years of working in and contributing to SA's economy. The permit allows Zimbabweans to work in South Africa and has offered a level of protection against harassment, but now there are worries that not qualifying for a visa could lead to great upheaval, in spite of years of working in and contributing to SA's economy. The invitation to apply for a visa may sound positive to an outsider, but to Zimbabweans trying to get one, it is a nightmare, with horrifying consequences for those who fail. "This is going to create a humanitarian disaster," lawyer Simba Chitango told News24. "This is going to create a humanitarian disaster," lawyer Simba Chitango told News24. "This is going to create a humanitarian disaster," lawyer Simba Chitango told News24.

Photograph by John Moore/Getty Images (2008) Your support affords us the time and resources to produce rich, in-depth journalism Subscribe to News24 Josphine Dhilwayo In 2012, I came to South Africa just after completing my matric. There was nothing to do in Zimbabwe. Photograph by John Moore/Getty Images (2008) Your support affords us the time and resources to produce rich, in-depth journalism Subscribe to News24 Josphine Dhilwayo In 2012, I came to South Africa just after completing my matric. There was nothing to do in Zimbabwe. I got my papers and came to look for work. It wasn't easy to find a job, but I finally found work at a very nice Xhosa family in Gugulethu. It wasn't easy to find a job, but I finally found work at a very nice Xhosa family in Gugulethu. It wasn't easy to find a job, but I finally found work at a very nice Xhosa family in Gugulethu. I worked there for a year and then decided to move to Fish Hoek, where I started working for a cleaning company. It became my new home and I really enjoyed it. I worked there for a year and then decided to move to Fish Hoek, where I started working for a cleaning company.

It became my new home and I really enjoyed it. I fell in love, and in 2014 I gave birth to the most special princess – my daughter Sandra. But the happiest part of my life was being able to send money to my mother and siblings back home. I fell in love, and in 2014 I gave birth to the most special princess – my daughter Sandra. But the happiest part of my life was being able to send money to my mother and siblings back home. I saved money to study, and I did a home-based care course with the encouragement of my boss, which was a very big personal achievement. I started working as a home-based carer and was so happy to put my princess in a very good school. I started working as a home-based carer and was so happy to put my princess in a very good school. I started working as a home-based carer and was so happy to put my princess in a very good school. I started working as a home-based carer and was so happy to put my princess in a very good school.

Now we can't renew our permits. I don't know any other life than the one I have now. I don't know any other life than the one I have now. Jeremiah Zhuwau I have worked as a forecourt attendant at a petrol station in Gqeberha since 2008. The decision to scrap the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits will affect me because I am providing for both my family here in South Africa and my parents in Zimbabwe. Jeremiah Zhuwau I have worked as a forecourt attendant at a petrol station in Gqeberha since 2008. The decision to scrap the Zimbabwean Exemption Permits will affect me because I am providing for both my family here in South Africa and my parents in Zimbabwe. My father needs my assistance as he is 95 years old. I have four children, two of who were born in South Africa. My father needs my assistance as he is 95 years old.

I have four children, two of who were born in South Africa. I have four children, two of who were born in South Africa. They are still going to school, and they don't know what Zimbabwe is like. I'm worried that I will lose what I have in my bank accounts, my pension fund and UIF benefits if I'm forced to leave. I'm worried that I will lose what I have in my bank accounts, my pension fund and UIF benefits if I'm forced to leave. I pray that something is done to prolong our stay here legally. Majaha Ndlovu I have lived in South Africa for more than 27 years, and if I am denied a permit, I will have to go back to Zimbabwe when I have around 10 years left to go until my retirement. I pray that something is done to prolong our stay here legally. Majaha Ndlovu I have lived in South Africa for more than 27 years, and if I am denied a permit, I will have to go back to Zimbabwe when I have around 10 years left to go until my retirement. Majaha Ndlovu I have lived in South Africa for more than 27 years, and if I am denied a permit, I will have to go back to Zimbabwe when I have around 10 years left to go until my retirement.

To find employment at this stage of my life will be difficult. I am a qualified panel beater by profession and I qualified under the skills development programme in 2014. I am a qualified panel beater by profession and I qualified under the skills development programme in 2014. I am a qualified panel beater by profession and I qualified under the skills development programme in 2014. I have worked in the motor industry since 1998. I have been contributing to UIF and provident funds and paid tax during all that time. I have been contributing to UIF and provident funds and paid tax during all that time. How will I get my funds if the permit is cancelled? I also support three children, one of which I had to take out of school because of this permit [situation]. I haven't been able to do simple things like renewing my car licence because I was told my permit had expired. How will I get my funds if the permit is cancelled? I also support three children, one of which I had to take out of school because of this permit [situation]. How will I get my funds if the permit is cancelled? I also support three children, one of which I had to take out of school because of this permit [situation].

I haven't been able to do simple things like renewing my car licence because I was told my permit had expired. Constance Siwela The cancellation of the Zimbabwean Exemption permits came as a shock, not only to me but also to my fellow countrymen who are ZEP holders.  I left my country, in fear of my life, as l was a political activist.  I left my country, in fear of my life, as l was a political activist.  I left my country, in fear of my life, as l was a political activist. My life was under constant threat. I absolutely have no interest in Zimbabwe. I absolutely have no interest in Zimbabwe. I absolutely have no interest in Zimbabwe.

My livelihood, and that of my children, is in South Africa. I currently work as a driver at Takealot. My livelihood, and that of my children, is in South Africa. I currently work as a driver at Takealot. Our livelihoods are in severe jeopardy now that, after 10 years, the South African government expects us to just pack our bags and go. I'm a single mom of two daughters, both born in South Africa. I'm a single mom of two daughters, both born in South Africa. I'm a single mom of two daughters, both born in South Africa. This is all they know. One of my daughters has been affected psychologically after learning about the cancellation of permits. This is all they know.

One of my daughters has been affected psychologically after learning about the cancellation of permits. The cancellation of ZEP permits has driven me and my family into utter desperation. "This decision will condemn me and my family to street life and poverty after years of hard work. The cancellation of ZEP permits has driven me and my family into utter desperation. "This decision will condemn me and my family to street life and poverty after years of hard work."  Thuli Sibanda I have been in South Africa since I was 18. My whole life is here. My whole life is here. My whole life is here. My whole life is here.

I pay tax, my TV licence and retail accounts. But now my bank account and everything else is blocked. But now my bank account and everything else is blocked. I can't even buy anything online. My kids are completing their schooling here, so this decision will have a big impact on all our lives. I can't even buy anything online. My kids are completing their schooling here, so this decision will have a big impact on all our lives. I wish the South African government could be lenient and give us back our permits. Lindiwe Mathe I am married to a Zimbabwean man, and we have three children together. I wish the South African government could be lenient and give us back our permits.

Lindiwe Mathe I am married to a Zimbabwean man, and we have three children together. Lindiwe Mathe I am married to a Zimbabwean man, and we have three children together. My husband is a general worker at a manufacturing company in Johannesburg, and he is able to take care of me and our children. We can afford an average lifestyle. We can afford an average lifestyle. With the non-renewal of the ZEP, I am deeply worried that my husband will lose his job and even be deported, and then I will suffer with the children. I won't be able to provide for my children the way my husband is providing for them right now, which is to pay rent, buy food, pay school fees and school transport. With the non-renewal of the ZEP, I am deeply worried that my husband will lose his job and even be deported, and then I will suffer with the children. I won't be able to provide for my children the way my husband is providing for them right now, which is to pay rent, buy food, pay school fees and school transport. I won't be able to provide for my children the way my husband is providing for them right now, which is to pay rent, buy food, pay school fees and school transport.

Life is going to be really difficult without his assistance. It is going to be an uphill struggle. It is going to be an uphill struggle. It is going to be an uphill struggle. We will also deeply suffer emotionally as we are a close-knit family and will have to part ways. This decision has a huge likelihood of destroying families and exposing our children to poverty and suffering. This decision has a huge likelihood of destroying families and exposing our children to poverty and suffering. Andrew Dube I came to South Africa in 2006 and worked here under a refugee permit which was later cancelled with the introduction of special dispensation permits for Zimbabweans in 2010. I went through all those permits until the last one ZEP which expired in December 2021. Andrew Dube I came to South Africa in 2006 and worked here under a refugee permit which was later cancelled with the introduction of special dispensation permits for Zimbabweans in 2010. Andrew Dube I came to South Africa in 2006 and worked here under a refugee permit which was later cancelled with the introduction of special dispensation permits for Zimbabweans in 2010.

I went through all those permits until the last one ZEP which expired in December 2021.  The expiry of the permits has brought a lot of uncertainty over what to do next because l had found a place where my family can build a new and improved future for themself. My children are schooling here including those that have finished their matric (two boys). My children are schooling here including those that have finished their matric (two boys). My children are schooling here including those that have finished their matric (two boys). I am now worried about the other one who is doing Grade 11 this year. If my permit is not renewed he will be forced to start form three in Zimbabwe, which means he will finish matric three years later, because Grade 11 in South Africa is equivalent to form 4 in Zimbabwe. If my permit is not renewed he will be forced to start form three in Zimbabwe, which means he will finish matric three years later, because Grade 11 in South Africa is equivalent to form 4 in Zimbabwe. If my permit is not renewed he will be forced to start form three in Zimbabwe, which means he will finish matric three years later, because Grade 11 in South Africa is equivalent to form 4 in Zimbabwe.

That's a serious drawback for him.  I have built a clean life in South Africa and I have come to consider it my home. That's a serious drawback for him.  I have built a clean life in South Africa and I have come to consider it my home. I have been to Zimbabwe not more than five times over the past 16 years. If I am kicked out of the country now I don't know where to start in Zimbabwe, where economic conditions are so difficult. If I am kicked out of the country now I don't know where to start in Zimbabwe, where economic conditions are so difficult. If I am kicked out of the country now I don't know where to start in Zimbabwe, where economic conditions are so difficult. Yes, some might say it's our duty to go and fix it. If you have never been to Zimbabwe you might think it is that easy. Yes, some might say it's our duty to go and fix it.

If you have never been to Zimbabwe you might think it is that easy. During the Gukurahundi era, it was a pain for some of us who come from the other side of the country.  I have of course applied for the mainstream permit and hope the South African government will consider my application, but my wife is a housemaid, and she is not allowed to apply. During the Gukurahundi era, it was a pain for some of us who come from the other side of the country.  I have of course applied for the mainstream permit and hope the South African government will consider my application, but my wife is a housemaid, and she is not allowed to apply. "Fear and anxiety are the order of the day."  'This is hell' - teachers' uncertain future when Zim permits expire By Tebogo Monama "I am prepared to stay here illegally."  'This is hell' - teachers' uncertain future when Zim permits expire By Tebogo Monama "I am prepared to stay here illegally."  'This is hell' - teachers' uncertain future when Zim permits expire By Tebogo Monama "I am prepared to stay here illegally."  'This is hell' - teachers' uncertain future when Zim permits expire By Tebogo Monama "I am prepared to stay here illegally.

I am even willing to do menial jobs. This will be survival of the fittest. This will be survival of the fittest." These are the desperate words of a Zimbabwean national working as a teacher in South Africa on the plan to discontinue the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit in December. Wilfred, who asked that his surname not be used, arrived in South Africa in 2009." These are the desperate words of a Zimbabwean national working as a teacher in South Africa on the plan to discontinue the Zimbabwean Exemption Permit in December. Wilfred, who asked that his surname not be used, arrived in South Africa in 2009. He works as a deputy principal at a private school and teaches geography and English. Before relocating to South Africa, he worked as a principal in Zimbabwe. He works as a deputy principal at a private school and teaches geography and English.

Before relocating to South Africa, he worked as a principal in Zimbabwe. Before relocating to South Africa, he worked as a principal in Zimbabwe. The Department of Home Affairs' registry lists the teaching of science, technology, engineering, and maths in grades 8 to 12 as critical skills. Wilfred does not fall into this category. Wilfred does not fall into this category.  It 'takes me back to forced removals under apartheid' - activist's Zim exemption permit fears By Tebogo Monama When Sharon Ekambaram imagines what will happen on 31 December, when Zimbabwe Exemption Permits expire and holders lose their legal status in South Africa, she thinks of forced removals that occurred during apartheid. Ekambaram, the head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights, imagines that families will be forcibly removed from what most of them have called home for the last decade.  It 'takes me back to forced removals under apartheid' - activist's Zim exemption permit fears By Tebogo Monama When Sharon Ekambaram imagines what will happen on 31 December, when Zimbabwe Exemption Permits expire and holders lose their legal status in South Africa, she thinks of forced removals that occurred during apartheid. Ekambaram, the head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights, imagines that families will be forcibly removed from what most of them have called home for the last decade. Ekambaram, the head of the Refugee and Migrant Rights Programme at Lawyers for Human Rights, imagines that families will be forcibly removed from what most of them have called home for the last decade.

  ".....my image.my image.....

. takes me back to forced removals under apartheid. You have families living here; they have no connection with Zimbabwe. You have families living here; they have no connection with Zimbabwe. You have families living here; they have no connection with Zimbabwe. They don't have a home in Zimbabwe. Children have grown up in our country and only speak our South African official languages. Children have grown up in our country and only speak our South African official languages. Children have grown up in our country and only speak our South African official languages.

They don't even speak their mother tongue in some instances. They have been socialised in [South African] communities. They don't even speak their mother tongue in some instances. They have been socialised in [South African] communities." .