10 September 2020

The Department of Home Affairs has concluded the deportation process for Mr Zivanai Katikiti, a manager for financial control and reporting, at the Rand West City municipality in Gauteng.

Mr Katikiti was deported to Zimbabwe through the Beitbridge Port of Entry in the afternoon of Wednesday, 09 September 2020.

He was arrested on Thursday, 03 September 2020, for contravening immigration laws in several respects. He appeared in court on 04 September 2020 and remained in custody until the confirmation of his deportation in court on Tuesday, 08 September 2020.

The Department of Home Affairs’ records show that Mr Katikiti entered South Africa in May 2015 and had not applied for work or residence permit. 

Mr Katikiti is a prohibited person who was found in possession of a fraudulent permit and other documents. 

Enquiries: Siya Qoza, 082 898 1657 (spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs) and David Hlabane, ‪071 342 4284 (Media Manager for the Department of Home Affairs)