Minister Fredrick Shava says Zimbabwe is ready to welcome its nationals as permits expire in SA

Foreign Minister Frederick Shava says Zimbabwe is now ready to take back citizens whose special permits will be expiring end of this year.

This comes after Minister Shava and SA International Relations Minister Naledi Pandor held a mid-term review Bi-national Commission meeting in Pretoria on Wednesday.

Shava said they are more than ready to welcome home Zimbabweans who can’t regularise their stay in South Africa.

“Those who fail to meet the requirements of South Africa are welcome back home. We will be working on the modalities and the logistics of receiving them when they come.”

While encouraging Zimbabweans to come home he appealed to those in SA to observe and respect the laws of the country.

Minister Pandor said South Africa is quite happy that Harare has urged those who are eligible to apply for visas to remain in SA.