A Zimbabwean asylum seeker who has been living in Galway, Ireland for the past three years faces deportation.
Mduduzi Ngwenya, a first-year science student at NUI Galway, told Irish Times that he is certain that he will be killed if he returns to Zimbabwe. He said:
I don’t think there will be any life for me if I go back to Zimbabwe. If I go back home that will be the end of me, I will be killed.
I will never be heard from again, what happens to me won’t be published anywhere.
Galway has become my home and I have a lot of friends here. It has been great to make new friends and to help the other people in the hostel [direct provision centre] to integrate better into the local community.
Over 1 000 people marched in Gladway on Saturday afternoon supporting Ngwenya and fellow asylum seeker, Theo Ndlovu, who are facing deportation.
Ngwenya and Ndlovu are currently awaiting notification of when they will have to leave Ireland.