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14 Zimbabweans deported from the UK in quarantine

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Writing on Twitter, authorities spokesman Nick Mangwana stated Zimbabwe welcomed these deportees residence and stated they’d be protected.

Zimbabwean authorities spokesman Nick Mangwana. Picture: @nickmangwana/Twitter.

HARARE – A gaggle of 14 Zimbabwean deportees controversially despatched again to that nation from the UK has been taken to a quarantine centre in the capital, Harare.

Writing on Twitter, authorities spokesman Nick Mangwana on Thursday stated Zimbabwe welcomed these deportees residence and stated they’d be protected.

(*14*) teams in the UK had opposed this deportation, saying it was unfair to ship folks residence to Zimbabwe the place rights abuses came about, and the place there was a 3rd wave of COVID-19.

The essential opposition MDC Alliance has known as it unhappy and regrettable.

Britain’s residence secretary Priti Patel stated the deportees had been all overseas nationwide offenders, convicted of crimes together with homicide, rape and theft.

But attorneys in the UK stated a few of the deportees had been convicted of lesser offences.

Around 150 folks had been on account of be despatched again to Harare on Thursday, however in the finish, solely 14 had been.

They had been whisked away from the airport aboard two buses beneath a police escort to a COVID-19 quarantine centre the place they’ll spend the subsequent 10 days.

We welcome these fellow residents residence. They might be protected and the identical alternatives availed to everybody else might be out there to them.

Nick Mangwana (@nickmangwana) July 22, 2021

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