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Govt Speaks On Zimbabweans Set To Return Upon Expiration Of ZEPs

Govt Speaks On Zimbabweans Set To Return Upon Expiration Of ZEPs

The government has said Zimbabweans that will be repatriated from South Africa following the expiration of their extension of stay must not be scared to come back as they will be welcomed without challenges.

Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEPs) facility is set to expire on 30 June this year and thousands of Zimbabweans will be affected.

Home Affairs Deputy Minister, Ruth Maboyi-Ncube told Sunday News in an interview that there are systems in place to ensure that they smoothly fit into society. She said:

They (Zimbabweans) must not be scared as they are returning home. We are ready to welcome them. We have already started making preparations to ensure their smooth return.

The customs and immigration department is in the know and ready to assist. They are also aware that the nationals are returning with property and vehicles and know what to do in that regard. We promise a smooth passage as a Ministry.

We will ensure they get into our schools as long as they can produce proof of schooling in South Africa. We will then blend them with other learners in our schools. We are yet to meet with the relevant Ministry and discuss the finer details regarding schooling but we see no challenges.

She also noted that the government has:

i). facilitated a duty-free importation of goods, property and vehicles for nationals as they return as they are aware that returnees have accumulated movable property during their stay in South Africa.

ii). organised that returnees without identity documents go straight to the registry department and get national Identity Documents and passports. 

iii). arranged that Port Health officials demand at least two dose vaccinations, if they do not have them, they must produce a valid PCR test taken within the last 48 hours and if they do not have them, COVID-19 tests will be done at the border post.

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23 Comments

patriot 1 month ago

ngavauye mabasa hobho. Muma puraz munoda vanhu vanosakura nekufudza mombe.


Sorojena 1 month ago

Perhaps only the ZEPs holders will return, non-holders would just stay put until South Africa gives up and naturalize them the Kenyan style. Zimbabweans are now scattered across the globe and most of them have given up their citizens on account of Zim's leadership curse that seems to have no end.

TTT 1 month ago

Uri kubhadhara Mari per month paku Sakura.


dno 1 month ago

ola ola pindulians


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Fred 1 month ago

Zim gvt good at talking action zero


123 1 month ago

zlikwenda na Mr


mutsa 1 month ago

kkkķ dai team iri richingonyarara sasi ravo rinonzwisa manyoka


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Malcolm X 1 month ago

Huyai zviripo zvatakakugadzirirai.PCR Tests at your expense jungwai maZimbo. Zupco muchakona kugadha musina jekiseni pamberi apoooo


mlambo 1 month ago

ndezvemeso


mthwakazi ka ndaba 1 month ago

180k Zimbos will have their permits not renewed. but stats say there are 3m Zimbos in SA . if you subtract a few who are on other permits yu find that more than 2m have been in SA illegally playing hide seek with the authorities. so the issue of ZEPs is a non event.
those guys are not coming
Mzansi tried to scare them by burning some , bt Zimbos won't come


Happy New Year 1 month ago

True Talk!!

Malcolm X 1 month ago

Soon it will become a custodial offence to employ foreigners ndopane Jekiseni racho ipapo we know Zimbos are very stubborn they thinkk the status quo will change many will perish.Garai mavanyoresa pamPolicy.

mlambo 1 month ago

ngavauye tirime donje


NHUBU 1 month ago

vamwe vacho vaizonyanyawo kutiwona setisiri vanhu, manje njuga dzarema ikoko, but we will welcome you home


pk 1 month ago

but vakabva muno vachituka musangano wevanhu tiri kukuzivai. Shamu yenyu ine munyu yakapera kugadzirwa


NHUBU 1 month ago

😜😜😜😜😜😜😜

Bin Tu 1 month ago

we is caught btwn a rock and hard place.
either to the tough or to the deadly?
Zim or Mzansi?
Life Or Death?
Pride Or Realism


Black Jack 1 month ago

They will be welcomed without challenges.....my foot ivo varimuno varikufa nenhamo


NHUBU 1 month ago

isu tatojaira kugara nezviripo hatina pressure isu, ndiri kutowanzwira tsitsi zvangu nekuti vamwe wacho havatorina pekutangira

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pk 1 month ago

pano paPindula hapana anotenga, pane varombo chete chete.

mdra 1 month ago

Zimbabwe hoye ndoplan yavari kukwanisa kubatsira nayo chete here vakuru vedu



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