Date: Sat, 10 Oct 1998 03:07:00 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Terence G. Sibiya" <email@example.com>
To: swazi-net <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Swazi Students in SA
Swazi Students Will Be Arrested if Found without Study Permits
African Eye News
8 October 1998
(October 8, 1998), African Eye News - Jeppes Reef - Swaziland students who
are studying in South Africa will be shown no mercy if they are caught
crossing the border without valid documents during their final examinations,
border police warned on Thursday.
Jeppes Reef Border Post spokesman, Inspector Vusi Nyambi, said that of the
77 illegal Swazi immigrants arrested last month, most were either students
studying in South Africa or labourers working on South African farms.
"Even though students don't cross the border on a daily basis, they are one
of our biggest problems. We want to warn them that unless they prepare their
study permits in time, we will not show them any mercy, whether they are
writing final year examinations or not," said Nyambi.
Nyambi stressed that all arrested illegal immigrants are handed to the Home
Affairs Department for repatriation and that students would not receive
"There is no easy road to South Africa, everyone must follow the proper
channels," he explained. He also appealed to farmers in the border areas to
stop hiring illegal immigrants as they simply perpetuated the influx of
illegals to the country. - African Eye News Service (South Africa)