About 4 000 Zimbabweans in South Africa have registered with the embassy for food aid while 3 000 were expected back home as many have become desperate due to that country’s prolonged lockdown.
The Zimbabwean Embassy in South Africa opened a web-link where Zimbabweans can register for food assistance or for repatriation.
This was revealed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Trade Minister Sibusiso Busi Moyo in an interview with The Herald on Friday. Moyo said:
We are currently engaged in negotiation regarding our nationals in South Africa who wish to return home.
Our diplomatic mission there has opened a web-link for all distressed nationals who wish to return home to register.
As of May 1, 2020, we were expecting to repatriate around 3 000 from South Africa.
700 citizens have arrived in the country from Botswana while 20 Zimbabwean nationals from Namibia arrived through the Victoria Falls border last week.
About 300 nationals have registered for repatriation from China while about a lot of Zimbabweans who are working on ships and are stranded and are seeking to return home.