Zim home affairs call deportations ‘inhumane’
It was announced last Saturday that SA would start deporting Zimbabweans again.
ZIMBABWE - Zimbabwe's Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi has complained to South Africa about what he calls the "inhumane" deportations.
He made the remarks after South Africa announced last weekend that it will resume the deportation of Zimbabweans who weren't given residency permits in 2010.
There's no mistaking the disappointment of Mohadi about Pretoria's decision to start deporting Zimbabweans again.
According to the official Herald newspaper, Mohadi told South Africa's Malusi Gigaba that the deportations are inhumane.
Mohadi says rounding people up on the streets, sending them to the repatriation centre before deporting them isn't the way to treat human beings.
The flood of Zimbabweans into South Africa in the last decade is a delicate subject for President Robert Mugabe's government, which insists sanctions were to blame for the economic crisis that caused thousands to flee.