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Barnsley: Man fatally stabbed named by police as Lazarus Makono

BBC A man who was fatally stabbed in an attack in Barnsley has been named by police. Lazarus Makono, 26, was found seriously injured at a property in Cooperative Street at around 01:20 GMT on Wednesday and died at the scene. Two men, aged 27 and 28, have been arrested on suspicion of murder and

Leicester: Zimbabwean boy missing in river is bundle of joy, says mother

BBC News, Leicester A two-year-old boy reported missing after falling into a river in Leicester has been named by police as Xielo Maruziva. Xielo entered the River Soar, in the Aylestone area, at about 17:00 GMT on Sunday. A police search to find him, involving specialist teams, is now into its fourth day but has

UK: Families forced to sell personal belongs to cover funeral costs with adverse impact on mental and physical health – report reveals

By UK Correspondent MORE families are experiencing financial challenges when paying for a funeral with some forced to sell personal belongings, leading to adverse impacts on mental and physical health. The latest Cost of Dying report by UK-based insurer, Sunlife, showed that some families are being forced to dig into their savings and investments, use

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WATCH: South African activists stage demonstration against school teaching Shona language, demand expulsion of Zimbabwean learners

By Staff Reporter SOUTH African anti-immigrant opposition party, the Patriotic Alliance (PA) Monday staged a protest at Esikhisini primary school in Pretoria, Atteridgeville for teaching the Shona language. Zimbabweans reportedly constitute 20% of Esikhisini school’s population. PA’s deputy president Kenny Kunene, demanded that South Africans be prioritized first and called for the expulsion of Zimbabwean

UK: Care companies meet as firms lose licences; Manchester mayor to address Indaba

By Own Correspondent THE first health and social care Indaba for 2024 will be held in Manchester early next month and comes at a time the sector is under increasing pressure as dozens of businesses lose their licenses to recruit overseas workers. According to the organisers, the gathering, which is the ninth in the ongoing

Winnet Mushaninga says she lived with seven other women in a two-bedroom house in Leeds and worked from 7am until 8pm for low wages that didn’t cover her rent. Photograph: Christopher Thomond/The Guardian

UK care firm charged workers from Africa thousands more than cost of visa

The Guardian A care company serving NHS patients has been charging migrant workers from Africa thousands of pounds to work in the UK when the cost of a visa is only a few hundred pounds, the Guardian has learned. Care workers from Zimbabwe were told to pay the sums to Gloriavd Health Care Ltd in

Bus operators ferrying illegal immigrants into and out of SA to lose permits

The Star Bus operators who consciously transport illegal immigrants across South Africa’s ports of entry could have their permits revoked by the Border Management Authority (BMA). The border law enforcement authority gave this stern warning as it raised concern about the number of public transporters and conveyancers found to have been transporting illegal immigrants over

WATCH: Two Zimbabweans part of Johannesburg fire victims; embassy contacted  

By Staff Reporter SOUTH African state broadcaster SABC has reported that two unnamed Zimbabweans are part of over a hundred victims of a Johannesburg fire on Sunday. Over a hundred families, some of them illegal immigrants from Lesotho and Tanzania, are now being accommodated at Gazini Sports Ground in tents while using mobile ablution facilities

A digital leap for inclusivity: This YouTube channel sheds light on migrant lives in SA

IOL In a significant move to increase support for migrants and their families in South Africa, initiatives were unveiled on Thursday in Cape Town and Monday in Johannesburg. One initiative introduced the Fusion Avenue channel on YouTube, featuring videos created by migrants for migrants, shedding light on their lives in South Africa. Additionally, a compelling documentary

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Border Management Authorities, Limpopo Health Department working to contain spread of cholera

SABC The Department of Health in Limpopo says it is working with the Border Management Authorities (BMA) to contain a further spread of cholera in the province. This follows the detection of two cholera cases in the province. The Department’s spokesperson Niel Shikwambana confirmed that both patients are Zimbabwean nationals who had crossed the border back

Zim truckers, refused licence renewals in SA, head for Poland

MoneyWeb Zimbabwean truckers are being denied the ability to renew their South African driver’s licences as the Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) system winds down, with a little less than two years to run before it is terminated. These truck drivers have complained of rising xenophobia in SA, with more than 400 killed by local vigilantes since

480 individuals intercepted at SA borders found without the requisite documentation

The Star In light of the debate surrounding South Africa’s borders across various platforms, Dr Mike Masiapato, the commissioner of the Border Management Authority (BMA), has presented figures documenting the recent measures taken by the authority. From January 1 to 7, 480 people who were trying to enter the country illegally were intercepted at Beit

SA ramps up screening at its borders over outbreak of cholera

The Mercury The National Department of Health said the outbreak of cholera in neighbouring countries has led to the government intensifying screening efforts at South Africa’s borders. One of the countries facing a cholera outbreak is Zimbabwe, which declared a state of emergency in November due to the rising number of cases. Health spokesperson Foster

Care worker dies weeks after moving to UK; family pleads for financial support

By Staff Reporter A ZIMBABWEAN family is pleading for assistance following the tragic death of United Kingdom based nurse aide, Micheal Mawema who died barely two months after relocating. Mawema’s death has left the Zimbabwean Community in UK reeling and shocked. His brother, Fungayi Ngonidzake Mbavarira has initiated an online fundraising campaign on GoFundMe, pleading

Zim, SA border chiefs meet in wake of undocumented children row

Cape Times Co-operation and relations between South Africa and Zimbabwe is critical in resolving challenges shared at the border by the two countries. These were the words by Border Management Authority (BMA) commissioner Michael Masiapato at a briefing in Pretoria where they hosted the Zimbabwe Border Ports Authority (ZBPA). Zimbabwe is in the process of

Dr Rachiel Gumbo: A long road and winding road to a doctorate

Eikestadnuus Dr Rachiel Gumbo was always destined for bigger things. Raised in the small village of Nemangwe in the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe, she has come a long way on several levels since finishing high school. With grit and determination Gumbo has scaled the heights of academic success, obtaining her doctorate in molecular biology at

Zimbabwean diaspora to explore investment prospects in Homecoming event

By Staff Reporter ZIMBABWEANS living abroad will converge in the country later this month as they scour for investment opportunities. Zimbabwe in Diaspora Organisation (ZIDO) will host a homecoming dinner on December 21, as expatriates return for the festive season. In a statement ZIDO said the forum will create synergies among Zimbabweans based outside the country, establishing conduits for investments.

Bus drivers bringing unaccompanied kids from Zimbabwe should have been arrested, says SA Home Affairs Minister Motsoaledi

IOL Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi said the bus drivers of around 42 cross-border vehicles which were ferrying more than 440 unaccompanied children from Zimbabwe into South Africa should have been arrested on the spot. IOL reported on Sunday that commissioner of the Border Management Authority (BMA) Mike Masiapato confirmed that the law enforcement agency

Man dies after recently relocating to Australia; funding appeal launched

By Own Correspondent A FUNDING appeal has been launched to help return to Zimbabwe for burial the body of a man who died in Australia. Nkosilathi Ncube died suddenly last Sunday, leaving behind his wife Sakhile Manikela, daughter Owami Shabalala (15) and son Lwazilwethu (10). The family had only recently relocated to Australia. “It is