Mos Def charges withdrawn as he leaves South Africa

US musician and actor Yasiin Bey, popularly known as Mos Def, will finally leave South Africa‚ after he tried to leave the country using an unrecognised world passport in January.

Home Affairs announced at a briefing in Pretoria‚ that he will depart on Tuesday evening and that the charges against him will be withdrawn.

EWN reporter Masego Rahlaga says Bey was arrested when trying to leave Cape Town airport and charged with contravening the Immigration Act.

Bey was supposed to appear in court on Friday after a number of postponements, but now charges against him will be dropped.

South African officials found it strange that Bey tried to leave the country using a world passport that he has never used before. He has visited South Africa numerous times using his US passport and has never experienced any problems.

According to Rahlaga, Home Affairs director-general Mkuseli Apleni, said that Bey would not be allowed back in the country until he applies for a waver for good cause in terms of Section 2 of the Immigration Act

It is not yet clear who will be paying for Bey's travelling costs, which airport he will be departing from and his travelling times.

Listen to EWN reporter explain the latest on Yasiin Bey's situation in South Africa:

Read More
Trump to be ushered in as next American President

Trump to be ushered in as next American President

Professor John Stremlau says Trump has definitely focused himself primarily on domestic and not foreign policy.

Home Affairs takes on Oppenheimer family over VIP airport terminal

Home Affairs takes on Oppenheimer family over VIP airport terminal

The department's DG Mkuseli Apleni says Home Affairs cannot simply grant special immigration services to this wealthy family.

Absa's Maria Ramos speaks out on Public Protector's leaked report

Absa's Maria Ramos speaks out on Public Protector's leaked report

Absa CEO Maria Ramos says she trusts the Public Protector despite "factual and legal inaccuracies" findings in her leaked report.

#The411: #ZumaMustFall, #MosDef and #SAvsENG cricket predictions

#The411: #ZumaMustFall, #MosDef and #SAvsENG cricket predictions

Real. Life. Twitter.

Home Affairs nabs Mos Def for using 'fraudulent travel documents'

Home Affairs nabs Mos Def for using 'fraudulent travel documents'

Mos Def has been charged with contravening the Immigration Act for allegedly using fraudulent travel documents to enter the country.

What on earth is a 'World Passport' (and is it valid)?

What on earth is a 'World Passport' (and is it valid)?

Immigration expert Julian Okroy says he has never, in his 30 years of work with citizenship laws, heard of a "World Passport".

Popular articles
Brother of man who died in Kuga opens up on air, discusses lawsuit against Ford

Brother of man who died in Kuga opens up on air, discusses lawsuit against Ford

John Maytham interviews Kaveen Jimmy; who says he has damning evidence against Ford.

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

'My daughter bought Spur shares when she was 10 years old' - Dr Adrian Saville

What does Citadel’s famed disciple of contrarian, deep-value investing Dr Adrian Saville hope for (and fear) about money?

‘3 richest South Africans have wealth equal to the poorest 28 million’ – Oxfam

‘3 richest South Africans have wealth equal to the poorest 28 million’ – Oxfam

The Free Market Foundation's Leon Louw, however, calls Oxfam "OxScam" and says the organisation does not care about poor people.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it will reopen 2017 loan applications after receiving requests for deadline extension.

Right now, these are the best shares to buy on the JSE (according to Adviceworx)

Right now, these are the best shares to buy on the JSE (according to Adviceworx)

Bruce Whitfield interviews a Portfolio Manager about what she believes are the hottest stocks right now.

They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

They couldn’t fix his iPod, so he did it himself (thereby creating iFix)

Alex Fourie created iFix in 2006 from his dorm room at university. Today it repairs about 10 000 devices a month.

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

5 ways the NSFAS funding model will change in 2017

The National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will pilot a new funding model in 2017. NSFAS chairperson Sizwe Nxasana explains.