Mos Def did not enter SA with World Passport - Home Affairs

By Faeza
20 January 2016


US musician and actor Mos Def, aka Yasiin Bey, never entered the country using a world passport, the Home Affairs Department said on Wednesday.

"He has entered South Africa 10 times, and has always entered the country on a visitor's visa [90 days exemption] using a US Passport, not a World Passport," director general Mkuseli Apleni told reporters in Pretoria.

He last arrived in South Africa on a visitor's passport on 30 November 2015. It was due to expire on 28 February 2016. He tried to leave South Africa in January using another document, and not his US passport, with which he had initially entered.

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