Most migrant workers in Zim are South African

South Africans constitute 45 percent of Zimbabwe’s migrant work force.

FILE: Scores of foreigners have been displaced following xenophobic violence in Durban. Picture: Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - As the army monitors xenophobic hotspots in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng, Zimbabwe's National Statistics Agency has revealed that most of the migrant workers living in the country are South African.

The figures, which have just been released, show that South Africans constitute 45 percent of Zimbabwe's migrant work force.

At the moment the focus has been on Zimbabweans working in South Africa.

This survey shows that there's actually a sizeable number of South Africans working in Zimbabwe.

The country's National Statistics Agency puts the figure and 93,208.

Mozambicans and Malawians, who've been repatriated from South African in the wake of xenophobic violence, are also represented in Zimbabwe.

Mozambicans also make up 22 percent of all migrant workers in the country, while Malawians constitute 15 percent.