WASHINGTON DC —
Hundreds of Zimbabweans living in South Africa say they are still failing to access the internet as a new program to regularize their status continues in that country.
Daniel Muzenda of the Zimbabwe Migrants Association says authorities have been informed about the challenges of the program, which started four days ago and ends December 31st this year.
Muzenda says the situation is under control though time is ticking away for more than 245,000 Zimbabweans who are expected to get new work, business and student permits under the Zimbabwe Special Permit (ZSP) program.
The program is designed to cater for permit holders of the previous program implemented in 2009.
There are 10 application centers and 120 staff members to deal directly with ZSP permits. Zimbabweans must apply online before being called for interviews at application centers.
The application centers include four new centers in the provinces of Gauteng (Midrand), Western Cape (Cape Town), Limpopo (Polokwane) and Kwazulu-Natal (Durban). The remaining six centers are in George, Port Elizabeth, Kimberley, Bloemfontein, Nelspruit and Rustenburg.