Published On: Mon, Feb 29th, 2016

South Africa: Mos Def in Court to Fight Deportation From SA

00320712-976fc87b7acb6d6d4d16db763f4119e3-arc614x376-w614-us1News Wire24 – US hip hop artist and actor, Mos Def, will on Friday appear in the Western Cape High Court where he is pursuing a civil application to be allowed to stay in South Africa.

Mos Def and his family are still in the country after the court extended an interim order that stated that he and his family would not be deported pending his ongoing criminal case.

The criminal case related to his being charged for breaking immigration laws.

That matter would be heard in the Bellville Magistrate’s Court on March 8.

 Mos Def, born Dante Terrell Smith, and now known as Yasiin Bey, was arrested last month after he tried to leave Cape Town with an unrecognised “world passport”.

Immigration officials at Cape Town International Airport refused to accept the document, said home affairs spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete.

According to Bey, he had previously been able to enter and exit the country using the document.

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