American rapper , Mos Def can now leave South Africa after he apologised for breaking immigration laws. He was arrested in January after trying to leave South Africa on a “World Passport”, which South Africa does not recognise as a legal travel document.

American rapper , Mos Def can now leave South Africa after he apologised for breaking immigration laws. He was arrested in January after trying to leave South Africa on a “World Passport”, which South Africa does not recognise as a legal travel document.

American rapper , Mos Def can now leave South Africa after he apologised for breaking immigration laws. He was arrested in January after trying to leave South Africa on a “World Passport”, which South Africa does not recognise as a legal travel document.

The World Passport is a document issued by a non-profit organisation called World Service Authority, set up in the United States after World War Two to advocate for world citizenship. Mos Def will be declared an undesirable person for his actions and will not be granted re-entry to South Africa, the home affairs department said.

“(He) has unreservedly apologised to the Government of South Africa,” it said in a statement. “The department is satisfied with the apology (and) will withdraw the charges against him.”

Many countries do not accept the passport either as a travel document or a formal identity but WSA claims countries such as Togo, Mauritania, Ecuador, Zambia, Tanzania have accepted the 30-page document in the past.

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