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Mos Def and his family allowed to stay in the country illegally, for now

US rapper Mos Def, who is facing charges under the Immigration Act, and his family will be staying in the country a bit longer.
The actor, who now goes by the name Yasiin Bey, brought an application in the Western Cape High Court today requesting he and his family be allowed to remain in the country.
Last week, the High Court granted the family an interim order to stay further, pending the matter’s finalisation.
Lawyers representing Mos Def and Home Affairs met in the judge’s chambers to go through outstanding issues before the matter is heard.
The case has been postponed and is now due to be heard next month.
The rapper’s lawyer, Shaheid Schrueder, says he will make his representations in the next hearing.
The rapper, whose real name is Dante Smith, was arrested with his wife, mother and children last month for allegedly living in the country illegally.
Home Affairs instructed the family to leave the country but they were granted a reprieve by the High Court.

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