Zimbabwe to have a chat with SA over special dispensation permits

Zimbabwe says it will speak with South Africa this week over the special dispensation permits issue.

Zimbabweans applying for South African work permits. Johannesburg. PIC: Raymond June

197,790 Zimbabweans in SA are anxious about their futures given the permits will expire on 31 December 2017.

South African Home Affairs Minister Mr Malusi Gigaba is to announce the SA cabinet’s position on the permits and chances are high that they will not be renewed which will induce a lot of panic among Zimbabweans in that country.

Now his Zimbabwean counterpart Ignatious Chombo will have a chat with Gigabato see if a resolution could be found.

The permit introduced in 2009 allows Zimbabweans to work and study in South Africa.