Zimbabwe

As deadline approaches Zimbabweans face a stark choice: start from zero in a broken country or live undocumented in SA

From 1 January 2023, hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans and their children will no longer be able to live, work and go to school legally in the republic

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News | 23 June 2022

An interview with Hopewell Chin’ono

Journalist says reporters in Zimbabwe live in fear of arrest

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Interview | 17 August 2021

Protesters march to Zimbabwean consulate demanding gay rights

Zimbabwean government needs to step up and take responsibility for its citizens’ rights, says reverend

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Brief | 12 April 2021

Court upholds new charge against Zimbabwean journalist

Hopewell Chin’ono was arrested along with two others for speaking out against police brutality on social media

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Law | 13 January 2021

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe

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News | 31 July 2020

Zimbabweans in SA welcome new service to send groceries home

“Mukuru Groceries has solved my problem” says mom whose children still live in Zimbabwe

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News | 18 May 2020

“The list of Mugabe’s crimes is endless”

GroundUp’s Zimbabwean reporters write about what Robert Mugabe meant to them

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News | 6 September 2019

Mnangagwa’s critics and supporters face off in Cape Town

Rival groups demonstrate in front of the World Economic Forum meeting

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Brief | 5 September 2019

Zimbabweans too intimidated to speak out, even in South Africa

“Government monitors social media. I am scared if I make negative comments, I would get blacklisted and not get my passport.”

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Brief | 19 August 2019

Cyclone Idai: Zimbabweans rally to help each other

Citizens didn’t wait for government to organise relief effort

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Feature | 17 April 2019

Blind Zimbabwean loses refugee status after identity muddle

Blessing Marindo has also lost his disability grant and is struggling to make ends meet

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Brief | 28 February 2019

Woman told to go to Zimbabwe to get her South African-born child’s visas

She faces prohibitive costs and may lose her job

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Brief | 22 February 2019

Zimbabweans in Cape Town protest against state crackdown

“I would like to know if Emmerson Mnangagwa uses bond notes to book his air tickets and accommodation?”

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News | 17 January 2019

Zimbabweans in limbo after giving Home Affairs asylum papers

Special dispensation was meant to regularise Zimbabweans but left many undocumented for years

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News | 6 September 2018

What Zimbabweans think about the upcoming elections

“I will be the first person to go to Zimbabwe if a new government is installed next week”

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News | 28 July 2018