FOR SA expressed concern regarding remarks made by the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, when he appeared before Parliament on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 in the context of the investigation into Shepherd Bushiri and Timothy Omotoso. We were concerned that there was the possibility of a revision to visa regulations which could have disproportionally impacted foreign national religious workers with work visas and/or those who wished to apply for permanent residency.
Subsequent to FOR SAwriting to the Minister for clarification and highlighting this issue, a series of questions were raised on this topic by Mr A.C. Roos (DA MP). A response to these questions has now been provided by the Department.FOR SA attaches the Q & A (below) for your information:
FOR SA has considered the Department’s responses, which also satisfy the questions we raised directly with the Minister in our correspondence. We will continue to monitor this matter and will keep you informed of any future changes which may arise.
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