Zimbabwean and Lesotho nationals granted Exemption Permits for two years


By Mpho Modiba

POLOKWANE-Department of  Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has announced a two-year Exemption Permits for the Zimbabwean and Lesotho nationals during a media briefing on Friday in Pretoria.

This will allow them to remain in the country until the end of 2025.

The minister announced his decision to issue new permits, together with the latest extensions, at a press briefing.

He said that those who’d applied for waivers or other visas need not apply for new permits in the interim as their status remained protected while they awaited the outcome thereof.

“But for those who did not apply for the waivers, there’s nothing we can do. They need to go to VFS and start all over again. It’s not my fault, we’ve given them the opportunity, and we’ve extended it many times as you know.

So, I call upon all the affected Lesotho and Zimbabwean nationals to make use of the window of opportunity to apply for new exemption permits through VFS Global.”

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