What a load of hogwash. The real reason that Zimbabweans face deportation is that many are beginning to abuse the hospitality of the British. They are getting in to scams of the sort that were previously only associated with Nigerians.
Erstwhile, the image of the Zimbabwean was that of a person who worked hard and saved up with the dream of returning home to live like a lord. Many of us are doing just that. But our community has come under public scrutiny over increased incidents of drunken driving, driving without a licence, domestic violence, child neglect, forging documents, credit card fraud etc.
The real reason the politicians back home are unhappy with Zimbabweans here is becuase THEY can't come over here to do their shopping like they used to.
Most Zimbabweans here have no time for political activity of any sort. One of the MDC MPs came over, and tried to convene rallies. Most people, like myself, could not be bothered. Those that could only went to tell him that they were not interested and advised him to make money and send it home to his folks.
When the government sent people to ask us to send our money to them directly, we also made it clear that we had no wish to sponsor a regime that denies us the right to vote ( they know exactly who about 4million exiles will not vote for), and that our hard -earned money was for our own families. There was no campaigning, people just boycotted Government programmes and organisations.
For the record, the UK is seeking to deport failed Asylum seekers. That still leaves about a million Zimbabweans, who will return home when they are ready. But the way the UK government is going about it is all wrong, it will not succeed. They should take a leaf out of Zimbabwe's book, they know how to kick out whole communities of exiles over there before the media and human rights organisations can so much as make a peep.
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