D-day for Zim refugees
Zimbabweans came out in large numbers to apply for documentation to make their stay in South Africa legal. Illegal Zimbabweans were given a deadline until 31 December 2010 to apply for documents to legalise their stay in their country. Home Affairs offices across the country were open between 8am and 5pm during the days leading up to the deadline.
In April last year Pretoria announced a moratorium on the deportation of Zimbabweans and granted them a special dispensation for one year so that they could get documents from Zimbabwean officials based in South Africa.