Think these permits over

2017-06-15 06:01

I WOULD like to write express my concern over the matter of the ZSP permits that were issued to Zimbabwean nationals, that are due to expire on December 31.

It is a great concern as it affects over 190 000 Zimbabweans that are currently working legally here in South Africa, however when the permits expire what steps will be taken by the government. I am wondering are they aware that we have been working legally in the country for at least seven years now as the first permit that was issued to us was the DZP. What will happen to our families? Our homes? Bank accounts?

Would it not affect the economy itself if all of a sudden over 190 000 people withdrew money from their bank accounts so that their money does not get caught in the system before the permit expires? Will it not affect the economy if over 190 000 people all of a sudden returned back to their country with their incomes?

Will it not affect production? movement of goods?

Kindly note the economy has more to gain in renewing the permits as we paid R800 each to aquire the permits we have now. If my maths serves me correct, 200 000 multiplied by R800 should be R160 000 000 that they made.

This is not including the jobs that opened up during this process. The same 200 000 Zimbabweans are still spending and consuming here to keep the economy drive.

Terrence Kabatebate


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