Yasiin Bey, aka Mos Def, was arrested in January after trying to leave South Africa on a world passport, which the country does not recognize as a legal travel document.
Bey, who has been living in the country since 2013 but was stopped while attempting to depart this year, was officially granted permission to leave earlier this week, The Guardian reports. However, the Home Affairs Department announced he will be declared an undesirable person for his actions and will not be granted re-entry to South Africa.
For his conduct #MosDef will be declared an undesirable by #DHA DG-he will not qualify for a port of entry visa or admission to the republic
11. U.S. Boxing Team Brings Home Seven Medals (1976)
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12. Michael Johnson Wins Double (1996)
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13. John Taylor Becomes The First (1908)
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14. Bob Hayes Makes History In The 100m (1964)
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15. Dan O’Brien Comes Back (1996)
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16. U.S. Boxing Team Wins Big (1984)
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