Civil rights groups have filed papers at the Constitutional Court, opposing home affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi’s last-ditch attempt to overturn a high court ruling concerning the deportation of 178,000 Zimbabwean exemption permit (ZEP) holders. The groups argued “any appeal by the minister is “fatally defective”.

The Helen Suzman Foundation (HSF) and the Consortium for Refugees and Migrants in SA (Cormsa) filed papers at the apex court arguing the department of home affairs’ appeal of a 2023 court order stood no chance...

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