Zimbabwe has expressed concern over recent xenophobic attacks in neighbouring South Africa that are said to have affected Zimbabwean nationals. Zimbabwe’s representatives in South Africa urged Zimbabweans in that country to reach out to their offices to get help. Pindula News presents a statement by the Embassy:
The Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe in the Republic of South Africa and its Consulates in Cape Town and Johannesburg have received reports of disturbing events that recently took place and affected Zimbabwe nationals in parts of Johannesburg and Lephalale in the Limpopo Province. In these instances, nationals reportedly received threats of unspecified action, including forced eviction, if they did not leave the country by a certain date. The Embassy and the Consulates are aware of the anxiety brought about by the non-renewal of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits and their termination on 31 December 2022.
The Embassy and the Consulates urge all Zimbabwe nationals in the Republic of South Africa to be vigilant and to be law-abiding. Holders of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits who choose to remain in the country after 31 December 2022 must start the process of migrating to other visas early. Relevant information is on the website of the Department of Home Affairs.
The Embassy and the Consulates are in regular contact with the relevant South African government representatives on matters concerning the safety of Zimbabweans in South Africa.
In order to assist us to effectively represent you. the Embassy and the Consulates request you to share information with us on the following platforms:
Embassy of Zimbabwe in South Africa
798 Merton Ave
WhatsApp: .+27 63 712 6156
Zimbabwe Consulate in Johannesburg
13A Boeing Road West Bedfordview
Whatsapp: +263 828 249 435
Facebook: Zimbabwe Consulate in Johannesburg
Zimbabwe Consulate in Cape Town
55 Kuyper Street
Whatsapp: +27 67 379 4379