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S. Africa stamps Snipes ‘undesirable’

Thesp must receive special permission to enter country

JOHANNESBURG — Wesley Snipes could have a tougher time working in South Africa after the government declared him an “undesirable person” on Thursday for using a fake local passport at Johannesburg Intl. Airport on June 1.

He was questioned by immigration officials before being allowed to fly to Geneva on a valid U.S. passport.

On Thursday the Home Affairs Dept. decided to get tough. Snipes must now apply for special permission to enter South Africa in the future rather than travel on the visa-exemption available to U.S. citizens.

“Mr. Snipes had fraudulent South African documentation,” said Home Affairs spokesman Nkosana Sib. “He said he had applied for South African documents for himself and his family through his American attorneys.”

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