TIME TO RETURN HOME : MPOFU TELLS REFUGEES

All Zimbabwean refugees scattered around the globe should now come back home, says Home Affairs Minister, Obert Mpofu.

He said there was no reason for them to continue living outside the country under the new dispensation. 

“There is no need for anyone to be out of the country following the new dispensation. We want all our citizens back. There cannot be any reason that we are aware of for their continued stay outside the country. We were advised that the United Nations is involved in this issue.

Minister Mpofu said he was surprised to hear that there were 700 people who sought refuge in Botswana. 

“During President Mnangagwa’s State visit to Botswana, we learnt that we’ve 700 Zimbabweans that are refugees in Botswana. We did not know about them until we visited Botswana. So we discussed with their Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and Immigration and we agreed that I lead a team to Botswana in a few days so that we understand the background to it,” said Mpofu told the Chronicle.


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