Floyd Shivambu Says Chiefs' Visa Troubles Are Due to "Colonial Backwardness"

Floyd Shivambu Says Chiefs' Visa Troubles Are Due to "Colonial Backwardness"

- Floyd Shivambu has expressed annoyance at Kaizer Chiefs trouble with getting visas to travel to Morrocco for a CAF fixture

- According to Shivambu, the process of applying for visas should be forgotten between African countries to achieve "real integration" of the African continent

- Meanwhile, many South Africans headed to the comment section to share their thoughts on Shivambu's statement

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The EFF's Floyd Shivambu recently headed to Twitter to share his thoughts about Kaizer Chiefs and their troubles traveling to Morocco for a CAF fixture because many of them have not yet received their visas yet.

According to Shivambu, African countries should expedite all visa processing applications in order for them to integrate. Also according to Shivambu, the whole Kaizer Chiefs situation represents "backward colonialism."

"This thing of visas for intra-continental travel represents colonial backwardness. The @_AfricanUnion must expedite the process of an African passport to achieve real integration of the continent," wrote Shivambu in his tweet.
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Meanwhile, locals had this to say:

@zim_sotho said:

"Something is wrong with your head wena Mtshangane, these borders help to control a lot of things."

@tawikavu said:

"From what I know almost ten years or more back Morocco quit to be associated with other African Country's affairs. Even they quit from African Union Membership. Though geographically are in Africa, they pretend to be European."

@kiwanuka80 said:

"We can still have intra-continental free travels but without the right to stay. Rwanda is visa free for every African passport holder but you can't reside there except you obtain a job there from your own country of origin. That's what free movement of people will be under the AU"
Floyd Shivambu Says Chiefs Visa Troubles Is "Colonial Backwardness"

Floyd Shivambu says visas should be forgotten between African countries. Image: @FloydShivambu
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Briefly.co.za previously reported that Kaizer Chiefs are once again facing travel problems as a result of the Covid-19 strain on travel regulations. The team is meant to travel to Morocco to face Wydad Casablanca for another CAF group C fixture in less than 12 hours.

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According to a media statement released by the team, several of its members are yet to receive their travel visas despite the fact that they had applied for them well in advance, they also stuck to all necessary guidelines.

"Kaizer Chiefs made all the necessary arrangements to travel including booking flights, securing accommodation, submission of visa applications and everything that is required for the trip," read a statement published on the official Kaizer Chiefs website.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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