The South African Authorities has famed with misfortune the vogue whereby acclaimed global opera singer, Magnificent Yende, was once handled at the Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris, France, on Monday, 21 June 2021.
The South African Embassy in Paris has written to French authorities making an attempt for a proof and requesting an intensive investigation into the topic. Here’s after Ms Yende was once detained by French Police at the airport for nearly three hours primarily based totally on an allegation that her Italian feature permit was once no longer legit. Her Lengthy-length of time EU resident station, issued on 16/02/2015 by the Police Headquarters in Milan and with limitless validity is provided by article 9 of the Consolidated Immigration Act (Legislative Decree 286/98) and in most cases issued in response to European Directive 2003/109/EC, carried out by Italy and France and containing the general guidelines for the issuance of such feature permits with limitless validity.
Ms Yende informed the South African Embassy in Paris that she was once verbally abused by the police and her rights and dignity were violated all the arrangement via the ordeal.
The uncomfortable incident took location all the arrangement via Ms Yende’s return to Paris to make at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.
Further to the correspondence by the South African Embassy in Paris, the Division of International Family and Cooperation will demarche the French Ambassador to South Africa, primarily based mostly in Pretoria to raise its displeasure at the treatment of Ms Yende.
Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974
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