Home Affairs, DRC sign visa waiver deal on diplomatic passports

The South African minister Hlengiwe Mkhize calls it a positive step serving further to enhance relations between the nations.

FILE: Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize. Picture: GCIS

PRETORIA – The Home Affairs Minister of South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo have signed a visa waiver deal involving official and diplomatic passports between the two countries.

The South African Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize calls it a positive step serving further to enhance relations between the nations.

Mkhize calls on Monday’s signing a step in the right direction after a visa waiver agreement was clinched between Presidents Jacob Zuma and Joseph Kabila last June at the South Africa DRC binational commission.

She tells her DRC counterpart Emmanuel Shadari it will further enhance cooperation and development of even stronger relations, by making it even easier for officials to regularly interact with each other, without hindrance.