Aaron Motsoaledi grants police permission to demand permits from foreign nationals

SABCnews reports that South Africa Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has granted police permission to do spot checks on foreign nationals.

The Minister was briefing the Home Affairs Portfolio Committee on stateless people and the backlog in permit appeals for asylum seekers and refugees.

“Every police have a right to do spot checks and check documents against the national population register and it is unfortunate someone has to be arrested because we have to do a manual check,” says Motsoaledi.

This will be done to ascertain whether they are permitted to be in South Africa. Motsoaledi said checks will be done within the framework of the law.

Please read the full story on today’s SABC news 21/09/22