Many Zimbabweans with expired South African permits say they are no longer accessing their bank accounts.

According to Ngqabutho Mabhena of the Zimbabwe Community in South Africa, those who are affected were supposed to apply for new special permits by December 31st, 2014.

Mabhena told Studio 7 that most banks are demanding new valid permits from those people who want to access their bank accounts.

There was no comment from the bankers association and South African state officials. Banks normally demand valid identity documents from clients, a move meant to curb fraudulent activities.

Mid last year, South Africa’s Home Affairs Department introduced new permits for Zimbabweans living in that country.

Thousands of Zimbabweans based in South Africa who had come for the holidays started returning to the neighbouring country as early as 27 December, although speculation was rife that South African officials were confiscating South African passports used by Zimbabweans at the border. It was also reported that hundreds of Zimbabweans were using fraudulently acquired documents.

More than 250 000 Zimbabweans were issued with permits in the 2009 Dispensation for Zimbabweans Project, a special dispensation programme to legalise their stay in South Africa.

An estimated three million Zimbabweans are believed to have fled the country, the majority of them to South Africa, at the height of Zimbabwe’s economic and political crises.




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obert
0 # obert 2015-01-13 07:35
takati dzokai kumusha mukaramba saka muno
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mynameis
0 # mynameis 2015-01-14 04:35
havahwi vanhu vacho
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Mwana waGushungo
+1 # Mwana waGushungo 2015-01-13 12:33
Dzokai kumusha kusina zvekunzi itai mapermit izvi , hamuoni kuti nyika yave nani here . Come back and rebuild the nation kwete kusimudzira nyika dzevamwe , vasingakudei ikoko futi .
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selele
+1 # selele 2015-01-13 13:16
Quoting Mwana waGushungo:
Dzokai kumusha kusina zvekunzi itai mapermit izvi , hamuoni kuti nyika yave nani here . Come back and rebuild the nation kwete kusimudzira nyika dzevamwe , vasingakudei ikoko futi .

As if you will be able to employ them and feed their families. "rebuild the nation..." chii chacho? Ndivo vakaipunza here?
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mynameis
0 # mynameis 2015-01-14 04:38
Taura hako. South African will never like you nyange ukaroora mukadzi wako nehama dzake vanenge vachingokuti mukwerekwere and waiting for the day you die kuti vadye mari yako. Vazhinji varikutya kudzoka nekuti nguva yavakagara kuSouth nezvavanazvo hazvipindirani. Mumwe atova ne10years asi achiri kushandisa chipfeko chaakabva nacho kuZimba
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selele
0 # selele 2015-02-03 13:37
Quoting mynameis:
Taura hako. South African will never like you nyange ukaroora mukadzi wako nehama dzake vanenge vachingokuti mukwerekwere and waiting for the day you die kuti vadye mari yako. Vazhinji varikutya kudzoka nekuti nguva yavakagara kuSouth nezvavanazvo hazvipindirani. Mumwe atova ne10years asi achiri kushandisa chipfeko chaakabva nacho kuZimba

zi South rakanaka. Musanyape. I would rather buy a house there than in Byo where you have the same sentiments.
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banga
0 # banga 2015-01-13 14:04
dzokai mwese
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mynameis
0 # mynameis 2015-01-14 04:41
iro idama. Kumba kuri nani
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benzi
0 # benzi 2015-01-13 21:00
Quoting Mwana waGushungo:
Dzokai kumusha kusina zvekunzi itai mapermit izvi , hamuoni kuti nyika yave nani here . Come back and rebuild the nation kwete kusimudzira nyika dzevamwe , vasingakudei ikoko futi .

Stop commenting if u dont know wat to say u idiot......u want 3 mllion ppo to return bek to Zim unovapei iwe uchizvifirawo nenhamo yako muri vashoma kudaro.....!!!! dnt evn know hu allowed u to use internet
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mynameis
0 # mynameis 2015-01-14 05:37
Yes ngavadzoke
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Mandiera
0 # Mandiera 2015-02-03 10:06
To open a SA bank account with a valid ID, Passport, Assylum but no permit required, email with your contact details
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