Zim Embassy in SA steps in to assist Zimbabweans

26 Jan, 2022 - 17:01 0 Views
Zim Embassy in SA steps in to assist Zimbabweans

The Sunday Mail

Online Reporter

The Zimbabwean Embassy in South Africa has begun engaging the South African government to enhance the safety of Zimbabweans working in the neighbouring country.

It is believed that some Zimbabwe nationals were being intimidated and threatened as a result of anti-Zim sentiments.

In a statement, the embassy said it had noted isolated incidents particularly in parts of Johannesburg and Limpopo province.

“The Embassy of the Republic of Zimbabwe in the Republic of South Africa and its consulate have received reports of disturbing events that recently took place and affected Zimbabwe nationals in parts of Johannesburg and Lephalale in 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 consulates urged Zimbabweans to be vigilant and law-abiding.

“The embassy and the consulates are aware of the anxiety brought by the non-renewal of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits and their termination on December 31, 2022 …
“ Holders of the Zimbabwe Exemption Permits who choose to remain in the country after December 31, 2022 must start the process of migrating to other visas early.”

Those who receive threats to their safety were encouraged to contact the embassy.

 

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