90,000 Zimbabwean border jumpers arrested and deported in South Africa

OUR warnings to South Africa regarding the Zimbabwean economic and political crisis have been ignored.

This is what Zimbabwean trade unions, civil society groups and human rights activists are saying.

And now this has resulted in thousands of Zimbabweans flocking to neighboring South Africa and Botswana in search of work and a better life.

More than 89,000 illegal immigrants have already been arrested or deported.

“We have talked about these issues as work, as human rights defenders, SADC and AU need to take a progressive and practical position on the Zimbabwe crisis, we have a crisis. SADC needs to resolve this crisis before it degenerates, and now it is degenerate. So SADC, South Africa and other African countries must agree that Zimbabwe is in crisis, ”said Peter Mutasa, former President of the Zimbabwean Trade Union Congress.

Peter added that this was a regional humanitarian crisis and deportation was not the solution.

“This problem has now created a humanitarian crisis. It is not enough that South Africans simply push Zimbabweans back to where they cannot find a livelihood and where they can starve to death Peter

Political analysts say illegal immigrants pouring into South Africa are confirmation that the Emmerson Mnangagwa government has failed.

“This is a symptom that the ZanuPF government in Zimbabwe was not governed, it failed to provide Zimbabweans with jobs. Jobs are basic needs for Zimbabweans so that they can earn their rightful living. There are no jobs in Zimbabwe, so see colonies of Zimbabweans crossing the Limpopo, ”said political scientist Wurayayi Zembe.

The Zimbabwean government has remained silent over this recent mass exodus of citizens.

Source – eNCA

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