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Mos Def Allowed To Leave South Africa After Apologizing For Breaking Immigration Laws

(AllHipHop News) Yasiin “Mos Def” Bey will be allowed to exit South Africa.

In January, the American-born emcee/actor was arrested in the country for allegedly attempting to use a “fraudulent passport” at Cape Town International Airport in January.

“[He] has unreservedly apologized to the Government of South Africa,” stated the South African Home Affairs Department. “The department is satisfied with the apology [and] will withdraw the charges against him.”

Bey claimed he possessed a “world passport” issued by the non-profit organization known as the World Service Authority.

The WSA also issues “world citizen” documents like birth certificates, identity cards, and marriage certificates.

Even the WSA does not guarantee a country – especially Western nations such as Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, Great Britain, and the United States – will accept a world passport.

Applicants must sign a statement saying they understand the world passport’s limitations.

WSA founder Garry Davis was arrested numerous times for using a world passport.

Bey has lived in Cape Town since 2013, but he will not be allowed to re-enter the country.

South Africa’s Ministry of Home Affairs spokesperson Mayihlome Tshwete replied to comments about Mos Def on Twitter.

“[Yasiin Bey] is undesirable in SA,” wrote Tshwete in one tweet.

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