Zimbabwe will evacuate at least 171 Zimbabweans from South Africa following the death of two locals in ongoing xenophobic violence. This was said by Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services Minister Monica Mutsvangwa while presenting the 32nd Cabinet Decision Matrix yesterday.
South Africa has been experiencing an orgy of violence that is targeting African migrants and has resulted in the death of at least 12 people, The Herald reports.
“The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (Sibusiso Moyo) briefed Cabinet on the current xenophobic attacks on immigrants in South Africa,” said Minister Mutsvangwa.
“He indicated that a total of 171 Zimbabwean nationals had been affected, with two of them having lost their lives.
“Government is deeply saddened by this occurrence and is currently in the process of making arrangements to urgently repatriate the affected citizens back home.