Shocking! Thousands of Zimbabweans can now get “support” from SA tax payers

The Department of Home Affairs yesterday announced that “refugees” and asylum permit holders can now open banks accounts. That is great but what is not great is that the tax payers of South Africa will now have to feed or “support” another couple of thousand people as the South African government also gave the refugees access to social services.

Now what does that mean? Well it means that they can get disability grants, old age grands, child support grants. It means that the couple of tax payers left in the country now has more weight on their shoulders.

The department of Home affairs director general, Mkuseli Apleni said that

“This would be in line with international practice and conventions to help create a climate in which refugees and asylum permit holders can live their lives in dignity while engaging in economic activities to lead normal lives like the rest of the citizenry.”

“once you are granted a refugee or asylum status you qualify for all the rights in the country except the right to vote”.

Now if these were normal refugees maybe the citizens of South Africa would feel different but they are mostly Zimbabweans, that of which Jacob Zuma and their dictating “president” held hands and looked like two school children on a secret date.

South Africa supports Robert Mugabe’s regime, now we all support his dictatorship whether we like it or not. Will this move encourage even more xenophobia?

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24 thoughts on “Shocking! Thousands of Zimbabweans can now get “support” from SA tax payers

  1. i’m a congolese lady who’s been in south africe for 15 years as a refugee!i came here @ the age of 9 years. I have now been trying to register myself as a taxe payer but sars refuses to give me a tax number.i’m really torn and confused at this.if there’s anyone who can help me out please call me at 0722625954 thanx

    Budrunisha

  2. tHESE BUFFOONED,BLINKERED AND CRETIN RULERS ARE JUST INVITING FOR CONTINUED ATTACKS AGAINST THESE FOREIGNERS SINCE THERE`S A LITANY OF ISSUES THAT ARE PERPETRATED BY THESE FOREIGNERS IN THIS COUNTRY AND THEY ARE SWEEPING THEM UNDER THE CARPET AND PUT BLINKERS ON AND DO WHAT THEIR NARROW-MINDED MIND TELLS THEM TO DO!wHICH OF THOSE INTERNATIONAL TRENDS THEY`RE REFERRING TO SINCE ITS ONLY THEM THAT ARE BUFFOONED,BLINKERED AND CRETIN RUL,ERS AND NO INTELIGENT RULERS WILL EVER FOLLOW THEIR XAMPLES!THESE ZIMBABWEANS CAUSED THE DEATH OF A COUPLE WHO COULDN`T SIT BAC AND WATCH THEM LIVING FOR FREE AT THEIR FORMER SECTIONAL TITLE BUILDING AFTER THEY HIJACKED IT AND COMMITTED PACT SUICIDE.THIS WAS FOLLOWED BY A HELICOPTER CRASH AT THE SAME BUILDING TO WHICH IT DEFINIYELY WAS INTENDED TO RAISE THE BUILDING TO THE GROUND AND KILL ALL THOSE ZIMBABWEANS!

  3. The legal and constitutional aspect is that the person who has been GRANTED asylum is entitled to the same rights as that of the ordinary citizen except for voting; that should settle it and it should have been the point of the debate that the journalist should have contested. Instead he goes off tangent, complaining about how this will be a burden to the taxpayer, it is like a person who complains about how little he earns when it was exactly him who signed the employment contract.
    I also believe that to argue that South Africans were once refugees should not be a justification as we will then have to go as far as to explain how they were treated in those countries. Stories abound of how bad it was with some countries even putting them in camps will this then justify that we do exactly the same.

  4. SINCE THEY LIED TO US EVER THEY CAME TO POWER ABOUT THE TRUE STATUS OF THESE FOREIGNERS THEY CONTINUE TO THIS DAY LYING.

    THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT WAS SO SHOCKED ABOUT THIS SPONSORED TERRORISM THAT THESE ZIMBABWEANS AND THEIR ADVOCATES WERE USING TO GET EASY ADMISSION THAT IT SENT A POWERFUL DELEGATION ON A FACT-FINDING MISSION AND THEY REPORTED THAT THERE IS AND WAS NEVER ANY SPONSORED TERRORISM IN zIMBABWE AND THE ATMOSPHERE AND ENVIRONMENT IS PEACEFUL AND STABLE AND HENCE THE WHOLESALE DEPORTATION OF THEM AND HERE WE HAVE OURR GOVERNMENT LYING THAT THEY`RE REFUGEESBUT HAVE NOTHING TO PUT ON THE TABLE SHOWING THAT THEIR LIVES,WELBEING AND WELFARE IS UNDER THREAT.

    what it is doing is in total defiance and subversion and compromising of national security since if it respected and observe national security it would have admitted foreigners on condition they posed no threat to this country or the people of this country.These zimbabweans does since its the high rated country in thhe continent with high hiv-aids infections.

    if it respected national security it would have insisted that foreigners must learn local languages and be loyal,allegiant and patriotic.that`s when they can convince me i have nothing to fear since they have thouroughly screened foreigners.despite the criesabout foreigners crimes they don`t care ahoot about our security,welfare,wellbeing and comforts.

    well,intelligence information at my disposal it that zuma entered into an agreement with mugabe to use this opportunity to once-and-for-all demise morgan by bringing his voters to south africa then announce early elction date but how wrong they are bcause the DA is going to enjoy the vote of thesezimbabweans through rigging then if it wins the two-thirds bring morgan to merge with it and be the pseudo president or prime minister.

  5. hey-my man!refugee laws are countries`s lawsand nobody else and therefore are drafted in line with the situation in those countries.

    the unhcr is receiving hundreds of millios from donor countries to look after the wellbeing and welfare of refugees but they instead use this money for luxuries.what this governmebnt is doing is illegal and zuma must be impeached for lying to the public about the true status of these foreigners.

    zimbabwe is the most country in the continent with infection rates and therefore they pose a threat of infection and ye this government say they pose no threat but hasno screening documents.british sent a powerful delegation to zimbabwe on a fact-finding mission and they discounted any threats of sponsored terrorism hence its decision to deport them and revoke their permits so under what circumstances i this government granting them refugee status?

  6. I did not know that even journalists in South Africa are not educated, how can one be so confused as to think only Zimbabweans are refugees, this journo should rather try farming

  7. Shocking! Thousands of Zimbabweans can now get “support” from SA tax payers. one misguided Journalist, for your info the money that supports refugees comes from UN not SA government, note also that most Zimbabweans in South Africa are not even refugees and they are paying tax.

  8. I don’t consider myself an economic immigrant but an expatriate. I got my job while I was still in Zim due to the shortage of skills in this country. I have also worked in other countries including Mozambique and Australia. I am among well educated Zimbabwean Technicians, Engineers, Professors and maths and science teachers. I pay more than R10 000 in taxes every month. I hate it when some uninformed people point fingers at me as if I am living on social grants..

  9. Spot on!!I have a good job as a technician at a manufacturing company and I pay my taxes and I came to SA because I had the choice.I find it contantly frustrating when I have to use public transport and after learning I’m from Zim (taxi drivers are not very tolerant of pple who do not speak a local language I have noticed), people in the taxi then go on about how fortunate I am to be here and how I owe it to them…One of our casual contractors at work even asked me over lunch if we had apples in Zim-seriously???

  10. Let’s not forget that thousands of foreigners, including refugees and asylum seekers, pay taxes too.

    Another misconception is that ‘refugees’ are economic migrants, and mostly Zimbabweans at that… Refugees in South Africa are those who have been assessed and determined to qualify for international protection, often due to terrible persecution they have suffered that has driven them to flee their countries of origin, and they include people from many different nations, not only Zimbabwe.

  11. WAT, RUBBISH………………………….HOW CAN THIS HAPPEN, WHEN MILLIONS OF SOUTH AFRICANS R STILL SUFFERING.
    PRICES R GOING UP DAILY, WE STILLL HAVE TO PAY HIGH SCHOOL FEES IN GOV. SCHOOLS. WHILE SOME PPL ARE LUCKY TO LIVE ON OUR HARD MONEY. Y MUST WE PAY TAX TO HELP OTHER HAVE A BETTER LIFE.

    BOTTOM LINE – HAVE A HEART FOR OUR FELLOW SOUTH AFRICANS .

  12. LET WE ZIMBABWEANS ENJOY HERE IN SA WHILST SOUTH AFRICAN COMPANIES MAKES BIG MONEY IN ZIMBABWE ALL SECTORS . WE HAVE A RIGHT TO FOLLOW OUR MONEY HERE. WE ARE CONTRIBUTING TO THE FISCUS TOO.

  13. I think its fair that my fellow Zimbabweans also benefit form the grants. I’m a Zimbabwean national working in SA with a very good job. I contribute to the taxes of this government and it be worth it my fellow nationals can partake of my taxes. I agree with the arrangement and I definately second it!!!!!

  14. clearly a misinformed article. Did you even research the topic? it is clear that you did not even pay attantion to what the director-General said and the reasons given by Home Affairs for its decision. the last sentence is disapointing to say the least: Will this move encourage even more xenophobia ?????? Wow..

  15. This is toooo good, tax payers must give the refugees accommodation, good jobs, and now pay for their grants. South Africa must first try to limit the amount of jobs held by foreigners so that the south african unemployment rate can drop. We cannot afford to look after our own country but we must look after other people. LETS GO ON STRIKE AGAINST THIS MOVE o no wait according to Malema ” THAT’S RACIST “

  16. South Africans should be grateful that the white people who settled in this country call this place their home if there was any place further down of the cape coast this would have become another Zimbabwe but thank God this is their country and it will always prosper I feel sorry for the blacks in South Africa they are lazy and irresponsible. Please dont turn this into another Zimbabwe

  17. What a fun and ignorant statement from some selfish and ignorant south AFRICAN! Have you ever calculated how many less priviledged South Africans are being fed per month by the tax paid per month by only one simple Maths or Science educator from Zim, let alone thousands of learned Zimbabweans who are contributing even more. These taxes should be surporting Zimbas at home. So as long as foreigners are still paying tax in a foreign land, let the so called natives shut up and just appreciate that we are helping each other.

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