African immigrants, most importantly Zimbabweans in South Africa have hailed that country’s Constitutional Court ruling that foreign nationals that are detained mostly at Lindela repatriation camp, have the right to legal recourse.
The South African Constitutional Court on Thursday last week unanimously upheld the rights of detainees to a speedy trial, declaring they have rights to challenge their arrest within 48 hours of detention.
Advertisement - continue reading article below.
In what has been described as “an historic decision” by the Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR), who were challenging the Home Affairs minister and others on sections 34 (1) (b) and (d) of the Immigration Act the Constitutional Court deemed the sections inconsistent with the Constitution and, therefore, invalid.
Carol Mohlala, the LHR media and communications manager said, the court
Continue reading full article here: http://howafrica.com/major-victory-for-african-immigrants-in-south-africa-details-inside/