Zimbabwean man stranded in prison for 20 days and counting

A fellow Zimbabwean has brought Simbarashe Mariga’s plight to the attention of PASSOP. Photo by Christine Ayela.

Mariga, 44, told GroundUp by telephone that he had been arrested on 1 March in Langebaan. On 3 March, he was taken to the Hopefield Magistrate Court, but it was already closed by the time the police brought him there.