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Operation Dudula Approaches Courts Challenging Extension Of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs)

Operation Dudula Approaches Courts Challenging Extension Of Zimbabwean Exemption Permits (ZEPs)

Operation Dudula, a self-appointed illegal immigrant watchdog in South Africa has announced intentions to approach the court to challenge the extension of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEPs).

Zandile Dabula, national secretary-general of the movement, said it rejects the “vague” reasons behind the special advisory committee’s decision. TimesLive’s Kgaugelo Maswneng cites Dabula as saying:

Operation Dudula has instructed its attorneys to apply for ‘direct access’ to the Constitutional Court on an urgent basis, with an intent to prevent the minister of home affairs [from extending the] ZEP.

If Zimbabwean permit holders were serious about legalising their stay in SA, [they] would have taken advantage of the opportunity presented by the department of home affairs.

Failure to make representations could mean the current permit holders don’t have valid legal grounds to advance or consciously elect to ignore legalising their stay in SA.

The minister of home affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi’s behaviour is consistent with that of Dr Joe Phaahla, who instead of instructing hospitals to report illegality taking place at public hospitals elects to tell South Africans he is contemplating making lawbreakers pay for medical service

Dabula added that Operation Dudula said contravention of the Immigration Act is a criminal offence and should not be reasoned otherwise.

Home affairs recently extended ZEPs for another six months, from December 31 to June 30 2023. One reason for the extension was that the department had received few applications by Zimbabwean nationals for ordinary visas so far.

ActionSA echoed Operation Dudula’s remarks saying South Africa has been under the grip of crime, economic squeeze and unending social ills, “allegedly due to the influx of migrants and mostly by undocumented and illegal immigrants.” Added the party:

The extension of the Zimbabwean special permit to June 2023 is, therefore, a mockery of our constitutional democracy and further chips away at the autonomy of our state and its function, especially on managing our borders.

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16 Comments

. 4 weeks ago

veDudula vapererwa...


bhuru1 4 weeks ago

handei tione.....muchamamiswa mukadzoka henyu kumba mavazvirema,,,,,


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 4 weeks ago

Operation Dudula's reasoning capacity is miscued and shallow.

They must fight to acquire their jobs from white community before they kick out Zimbabweans.

Operation Dubula is fighting to continue being workers instead of fighting to be owners of land [ farmers ] and companies [ industrialists ].

Operation Dubula may approach the courts if they feel that they were injured by the extension of the ZEP. In this chat, they have failed to give good reasons or ways in which the extension injured them or their interests.

Government gave good reasons for extending ZEP period by 6 months from 31 December 2022 to 30 June 2023. Government said very few ZEP holders had applied for other visas and if that state of affairs had gone upto 31 December 2022, South Africa economy would have suffered.

The government of South Africa did not take this decision in isolation. They consulted with businesses and other stakeholders.

[ OPERATION DUBULA MUST THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX, ZEP HOLDERS ARE HOLDERS OF CERTIFICATES AND DIPLOMAS IN DIFFERENT FIELDS ].

[ ZIMBABWE GOVERNMENT MUST WORK HARD TO IMPROVE OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE. WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SOUTH AFRICA IS VERY SHAMEFUL ].

[ IF ZANU PF GOVERNMENT HAS FAILED, IT SHOULD PAVE WAY FOR A CCC POLITICAL PARTY GOVERNMENT ].

Yours truly
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


ss 4 weeks ago

all l can say is we're all Africans let's feel for each other love one another care for each other that's what God would smile for not burning your brothers and for what just you stepped your leg on ma country...anywhere you have the right to fight for your country but don't be caught on the wrong side when judgment day knocks on your face


Mr Dubz 4 weeks ago

Clearly these people have too much time on their hands if only they could find something productive to do and stop this dudula nonsense


caiphus 4 weeks ago

vanhu ngavadzoke kumushaaaaa


Ali 4 weeks ago

come let's face the nation together at home


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mtt 4 weeks ago

come home


mtt 4 weeks ago

kutendeka panext door uchiti ndipo pamba penyu hazvibatsir kunyara nekumba kwenyu. its pathetic.


mtt 4 weeks ago

we need just 100 brave guys like Sikhala. sacrifice is part of the struggle its never easy vele

Zuze 4 weeks ago

Ungazviite sei kana baba vako vachitonga neďemo? Sevedu veZimbahwe vanotonga nepfuti.

Wototiza kuponera kuvavakidzani hama. Hupenyu hauna pi****, yekuti kana ndikauraiwa mangwana ndinonopinyoresa ndodzokera panzvimbo.

🤠 4 weeks ago

baba vemuno chavanoziva kuzvichengetedza ivo nechigaro chavo


Oliver Fist 4 weeks ago

Hmm so these guys purport to approach the couts with dirty hands as tgey r an illegal group of lunatics


mushurugwi 4 weeks ago

ve dudula matu.zvi vanoti munhu angatore permit rekuba here...


mushurugwi 4 weeks ago

those with permits vatori nemabasa boe...of which it's 78000 only out of around 5 million Zimbas there


mushurugwi 4 weeks ago

780000



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