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Tired Of Living In The UK For Decades, Zimbabweans Are Returning Home

Tired Of Living In The UK For Decades, Zimbabweans Are Returning Home

There were approximately 46 thousand Zimbabwean nationals residing in the United Kingdom in 2020, a decrease from the 71 thousand Zimbabwean nationals residing there in 2008, reported the Yorkshire Examiner.

Martin (not his real name), is a British – Zimbabwean businessman based in Yorkshire who has become tired of living in the UK and is returning to Zimbabwe with his family. He said:

My sister came to England in 1978, she has since gone back to Zimbabwe. Her children all remain here.

Born here, they are married here and have no connection to their roots. Her husband is dead so she is effectively alone.

Martin said his oldest son, who is still in University will stay behind.

He said he made the journey from Zimbabwe to Yorkshire, England in search of a better life. Said Martin:

I came here 20 years ago. My son was one year old at the time.

It was challenging. Coming here. Settling in. Working. Bringing first-generation children here. It was a serious challenge.

The children that come from Zimbabwe face difficult challenges. If they have been schooled in Zimbabwe they will have an accent.

They will be picked on. They will be bullied. And some turn out pretty badly.

After spending two decades in Britain, Martin’s own perspectives have changed throughout his stay and he now wants out. He said:

It is not just about the children brought here who struggle to fit in and get bullied. The children born here become first-generation Brits.

They have no connection to Africa beyond going on holiday for 3 months or 8 weeks but there are problems in this country (UK).

Especially when the parents get exhausted and return home.

Martin said racism in the UK is a key issue in his decision to return home. He said:

It’s all hidden but it is there. The moment they see your surname they treat you different.

People just want workers but they will never accept you as one of their own. It is not a life!

Martin is returning to Zimbabwe with his younger children whom he wants to enrol in schools in his homeland.

He said he wants his children to learn about our African values of Ubuntu and treating people right. Added Martin:

When you come to England you believe there are opportunities here. But it is not milk and honey and your perspectives change over time.

You realise you are setting up your children for modern slavery. They will work for someone else but only make by.

And then they lose connections with Africa, and ideals that make us human and all just gets lost.

More: Yorkshire Examiner


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12 Comments

Sir Shreak 2 months ago

Dzokai tsano tivake,zimbabwe


jojo 3 months ago

Dzoka kumusha hako iwe ndokugona, ungrambe amai nokuti varoyi.


Mo 3 months ago

Chembere dzakapera kufa hakusisina basa


Chamatams 5 months ago

I love my Zimbabwe. Without ma politicians anoda kuikanganisa. Zimbabwe does not need corruption and thieves. Zvinokanganisa Nyika. Akaba mari yeNyika ngaadzosere, kana kutorerwa property. Ndachema zvangu


Gogodera 5 months ago

Kunouku kunonakidza kana uri mbinga zvinoita kana usiri zvitori nani kugara kwaunoshanda senhapwa zvitori nani nekuti kuno magetsi nemvura hazviwanikwe patap kkk


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Jonh Wick 5 months ago

Usarega nhema wakapuwa marii kunyeba ikoko U leaves in Bradford for 27 yes as a nurse stop lying to yourself .Varume a broker uyo huyakumba chete usanyepa .They are millions of Africans in Britain getting employment if u produce to Zim paperwork ka 1 chaiko .I worked in a children's hospital there I never got discriminated against the system is tough vhunzai vebhora ndosaka vamwe vachitenga dzimba ikoko home is best.Usanyepa kufana kutsvaga political mileage usadya wavakuno I am going back hameno iwe kkkkkk usadero we made a fortune there local nurse handibati chero neka RTGS pansion kake haatengi zvandakatenga inini at 42 inhema . That's why pple are flocking to South Africa.Varume I bought 4 houses 3 cars kwete ma x jap 1 plot .Usaponde4a vamwe msaga .ğŸ‘ŽğŸ‘Ž


African 5 months ago

Taura hako hapana chandanzwa

Four 5 months ago

Zvaunonyora hazvi nzwisisike.

🧐 5 months ago

While I respect your right to make your own personal choices, madii mambotanga mauya mega moita assess kuti munozokwanisa kumugara here muno? Kungwavha ngwavha munokugona here? Mota dzenyu dzakakwirira chaizvo here zvekuti dzinopedzera ma potholes? Vana ivavo vachiri kuchikoro makatovawanira nzvimbo dzechikoro dzacho nemari yena extra lessons makatoisa pa side here? Kugara musina magetsi panguva yema extended load shedding munokugona henyu? Kuno, mvura inetembenge isipo kwemazuva chaiwo. Ubuntu haisisiri an all encompassing social construct as it used to be. Vechidiki vakati wandei vave kushandisa nekubatikana nezvinodhaka zvinosanganisira mutoriro etc. Izvo ndizvo zvimwe zvezvinhu zvakasara zvichiitika pamanga musipo. I am not painting a gloomy picture for you, but I am just being real and giving you some sneak peak into what is obtaining on the ground, which I unfortunately didn't get when I made a similar decision, which I regret to this day, years back. Mari yamaitumira yaitobatsira chaizvo hama dzenyu dziri muno.


Eazy E 5 months ago

Chimbomirai ngano


Dikaz 5 months ago

Inini ndakagara kugermany 5yrs.. and I came back here ndonzwaa kufaraa to be here.. izvozvi ndombonovhimaa zvangu kumushaa Kuna mupfure kumhondoro uku nembwaa... My sister ariko nevana vangu 2 ini ndakati ndakuendaa kumushaa...


🤨🤨 5 months ago

Kumusha kwakakosha hako ktaura chokwadi



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