Zimbabwe Exiles Forum claims that hundreds of Zimbabweans living in South Africa do not have a special permit which allows them to legally work and study in the country.
While the organisation says it received several complaints about the lengthy waiting period, the Department is adamant that any problems reported are merely isolated incidents.
Zimbabwe Exiles Forum’s Daina Zimbudzana explains: “We were told it's going to be eight weeks and now it's more than that -- it's 8 months. It's not just health care, its education, accessing to basic services and seeking employment. People are being deported when in fact they have proper documentation are only waiting for permits to be issued."
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