17 March 2015
Minister of Home Affairs
Malusi Gigaba said there will not be any extensions given to Zimbabweans living
in the country regarding the Zimbabwean Special Permit application process.
The department introduced the
DZP permit to document Zimbabwean nationals whose stay in South Africa, and
those who wish to remain in the country after the expiry of their old permits.
Minister Gigaba said thus far
162 256 submissions have been done with VFS, now the process goes in
stages, the first process is to apply online that’s 208 000 people.
Gigaba added that the second
process is to book an appointment that 206 000 people. The third process
is the submission of your forms and the taking of your bio metrics so that your
application can be submitted to the department of Home Affairs for
Meanwhile as from the 13th
of March this year the department has received 208 968 applications via VFS.
Minister Gigaba emphasised
that it is not a given that everybody who has applied will receive a positive
He said that there have been
2 396 rejections based on three reasons.
"A negative police clearance,
if you have no proof of unemployment and if you have no proof of business
registration, those who are studying and have provided a proof of study and
those after studying are now employed and could provide proof of employment
have been accommodated.” Gigaba added.
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