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Organisation Representing ZEP Holders Appeals For Funding

Organisation Representing ZEP Holders Appeals For Funding

The Zimbabwe Exemption Permit Holders Association (ZEPHA) has made a fundraising campaign to support its legal action which seeks to protect the rights of children whose parents are ZEP holders.

ZEPHA is asking the public for financial contributions in order to fund its High Court application, which will be heard in Pretoria on January 24, 2023.

This week, ZEPH announced in a statement seen by NewsDay that it lacked the resources to pay for the legal action against the South African Home Affairs ministry. Read the statement:

Zepha does not have the benefit of a budget anywhere near that of the South African government for litigation. According to the reports from the parliamentary committee, the Home Affairs minister budget is several billion rand. We hereby call upon members of the public who are prepared to assist Zepha with donations of any value to get hold of us urgently.

Several Zimbabwean children, eligible to write the 2023 Matric examinations in South Africa, have been denied registration because of their parentsโ€™ legal status in South Africa. This is a cruel, inhumane and unconstitutional denial of Zimbabwean childrenโ€™s right to complete their education.

Zepha has been involved in ongoing litigation over several years against the South African government to protect rights of Zep holders. Our legal challenge against Immigration Directive 10 of 2021, which attacked the Zep bank accounts, set down for December 14, 2021, led to the withdrawal of that directive on December 13, 2021. Our legal challenge against the decision to end Zimbabwean exemptions shall be heard between April 11, 2023 and April 14, 2023.

The SA Cabinet decided late last year not to renew ZEPs, stating that ZEPs holders must apply for a special visa system or risk being deported when the 12-month grace period expires in December 2022. Later, the deadline was moved up to June of 2023.

Simba Chitando, an attorney for ZEP holders, stated that the major lawsuit involving the ZEP right to residency would not be heard on the urgent roll but rather on the regular roll.

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13 Comments

1ย week ago

Hey dzokai kunyika kwenyu haa munotinyadzisa amhuna nyika muchapiswa ikoko


1ย week ago

Vuyai kuno mhani nxaaa


Zuze 1ย week ago

There is money in poverty


mutsa 1ย week ago

kkkk haa kuvengwa kunge gonzo riri mumba. Dzokayi wadiwa l


Hurricane 1ย week ago

Home is best come back home ๐Ÿก


. 1ย week ago

unfortunately many now consider SA as their home, they will come to Zim only when forced out thereby becoming 'refugees'


Anonymous 1ย week ago

Hapana wekuchemera, mazvokuda mavanga enyira, dzokai kumusha mugadzire nyika yenyu, nyika inogadzirwa ne mwene wayo, munoda igadzigwe nani, dai ma pi si gwa ikoko.


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Anonymous 1ย week ago

Mazvokuda mavanga *enyora*


๐‘‘๐‘ง๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘Ž๐‘– 1ย week ago

๐‘–๐‘š๐‘– ๐‘‘๐‘ง๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘Ž๐‘– ๐‘›๐‘’๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘Ž ๐‘˜๐‘ข๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘ โ„Ž๐‘Ž ๐‘–๐‘š๐‘– ๐‘Ž๐‘Žโ„Ž ๐‘š๐‘Ž๐‘˜๐‘Ž๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘Ÿ๐‘Ž ๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘ก๐‘œ ๐‘ค๐‘’๐‘”๐‘ค๐‘Ž๐‘ฆ๐‘Ž โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘š๐‘ข๐‘โ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘‘๐‘Ž ๐‘˜๐‘ข๐‘๐‘ฃ๐‘Ž ๐‘˜๐‘ข๐‘Ÿ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘ง๐‘–


Wekunyanya 1ย week ago

All SA based Zimbos must come back...let's make our country work again..Zanu pf has no title deeds of Zimbabwe..This country is for everyone alive & we shall leave it to our lovely Kidz who in turn shall leave it to our grandkids...God bless all Zimbabweans minus Zanu pf members Amen!


Progressive Citizen 1ย week ago

Moda kurambira pa next door zvobuda here..Huyai pa ground kwete kuverenga about Zimbabwe pabepa,, haushaye zvinokuraramisa... Dzokai kumba Matrix dzeikowo, come do Cambridge kuno


The Mad Genius 1ย week ago

It's a shame to hear people saying ngavadzoke kuzovaka nyika what what. What difference do you think 200 thousand people will make zvatadzwa ne more than 12 million adults vari kuno already?.

Zimbabweans in South Africa are contributing more foreign currency than all the companies Operating in Zimbabwe through mari dzavanotumira kuno.


Cheap Labour 1ย week ago

Kaurayi.Kuenda kunofudza mombe ,kunonga magrapes muma farms vamwe mahouse girl fund yourselves. Makutsvaka rubatsiro pamadya ma rands enyu maidya mega. Fokoro



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