Zhang is employed as a post-doctoral fellow at the CSIR National Laser Centre in Pretoria. He urgently needs his passport for a lot of important international business appointments like major international conferences.
Home Affairs refused the application for a new passport with the justification that Zhang was „under investigation“ for the past 12 years. Even if Zhang was born in China, he came to South Africa more than 20 years ago and is now a South-African citizen. Continue reading