The parent of the Zimbabwean children who were taken in by police, have taken the Department of Home Affairs and the Social Development Department, to court.
The Zimbabwean nationals who live in Cape Town had their children brought into South Africa on the back of a truck, unaccompanied and with no relevant documentation.
Before the unaccompanied children could make it to Cape Town, they were taken in by authorities and their parents do not know where they are being held.
The Home Affairs Department says that border controls and immigration laws are in place the protection and good of the country and its citizens.
Mkuseli Apleni, Home Affairs Director-General, has highlighted that compliance with immigration laws is important to ensure population control.
“If they don’t comply with the regulations, what must we do? We can’t sell our country to the highest bidder. We’ll only allow legal immigration, to make sure that we have control of our population.”
The decision to deport the children has been made and the Home Affairs Department plans on flying the children back to Zimbabwe next Tuesday.
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