Mos Def’s leaving SA — for good

Mos Def’s leaving SA — for good

NO RETURN: Yasiin Bey

Rapper declared an “undesirable person” and banned from visiting country again

Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, is no longer welcome in South Africa.

The American singer and actor left the country last night after apologising to the Department of Home Affairs.

Under an agreement, he will no longer be prosecuted for contravening immigration laws.

The Department on Tuesday said Mos Def will be declared an “undesirable person” and banned from Mzansi.

Mos Def, born Dante Terrell Smith, was nabbed in Cape Town in January after trying to leave the country with a “world passport”, which is not recognised in South Africa.

“For his conduct, Mr Smith Bey will be declared an undesirable person by the Director-General of Home Affairs in terms of Section 30 of the Immigration Act of 2002,” the department said.

“He will therefore not qualify for a port of entry visa or admission to the republic.”

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