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19 January 2018 15:42 (South Africa)

MDC: make illegal Zimbabweans SA citizens

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The local secretary of the Movement for Democratic Change said that Zimbabweans who have fake passports should be granted full citizenship status by Home Affairs. Ngqabutho Dube said that since these illegal Zimbabweans were using these fake passports to register for property loans, open businesses and suchlike, it would be easier to simply grant these people full citizenship rather than having them bother with applying via conventional means. This came after Home Affairs said it would grant "amnesty" to Zimbabweans using fake ID books, and normalise their status as immigrants. Read more: Sapa, via TimesLive

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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