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Zimbabwean Injured In Axe Attack In SA Seeking Help To Return Home

Zimbabwean Injured In Axe Attack In SA Seeking Help To Return Home

A Zimbabwean national living in South Africa was injured in an alleged attack two weeks ago by locals in Capetown’s Breadasdorp settlement.

Immanuel Zinja told VOA Zimbabwe that he wants to return to Zimbabwe as his property was looted, leaving him and his pregnant wife almost destitute.

He said he was attacked by protesters armed with axes and machetes and suffered deep cuts on his head and had to be hospitalized.

The South Africans accuse foreign nationals of taking their jobs and fueling crime. Said Zinja:

All our property was looted while I was in the hospital. When my wife Letwin (Mupfugami) went to check on some baby clothing she had bought for the child she is expecting, she found the house empty.

We have been living in South Africa since 2014. So, all the property we were buying to take back home was stolen. We have nothing except the clothes on our backs.

Zinja’s wife said she learnt about her husband’s attack on a local WhatsApp group in which she is a member. She said:

I nearly passed out when I read a message on the WhatsApp group concerning my husband whose name was mentioned.

Indications were that he was either dead or still alive. I tried to call him but he was not responding to my calls.

I ended up calling his boss who informed me that he had been badly hurt and had some deep cuts from an axe on his head but was still alive and had been taken to a local hospital.

When I got to the hospital, he could not recognize me and had to be taken for surgery at a hospital that specializes in serious injuries.

Letwin quit her job as a farm labourer in order to look after her unwell husband. She advised fellow Zimbabwean immigrants to be alert as they can be attacked at any time. She said:

I advise Zimbabweans who are in unsafe areas to send all their property home as they risk losing everything like us.

We have nothing but worked in South Africa for a long time.

We must now rely on well-wishers so that we can return home. This is a sad situation and has stripped us of all our dignity.

Those interested in assisting us can contact my husband on WhatsApp number +27642173467.

Meanwhile, in a related development, Zimbabwean immigrant, Elvis Nyathi, was extorted of R50, assaulted and burnt in the street in Diepsloot last week on Wednesday.

On Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa urged South Africans to stop taking the law into their hands by attacking undocumented foreigners.

More: VOA News


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28 Comments

Luckmore Ti🎤 1 month ago

The South Africans accuse foreigners of "fueling crime", yet they are the ones who are fuelling crime by taking the law into their hands. They should let the police do their work if its about law enforcent. No common citizen is allowed to punish or judge a fellow citizen.


THE FIEND 1 month ago

Life is tough, so all your efforts in South Africa you achieved this scare from South African Axe man. That's what you brought home.


harare 1 month ago

dzokai kumba


Da Cool 1 month ago

wakaenda wega


Warthog 1 month ago

We were celebrating poverty


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THE FIEND 1 month ago

Gentlemen let's be honest to each other once and for all especially we the grown ups. I support CCC full time.

Do you really think ZANU pf will hand over power to Chamisa if he wins? Do you know Tsvangirai once won elections but was severely depressed to a point of giving up in the Run off elections? Do you know the international Community was as good as Useless during the 2008 era, and SADC only encouraged the GNU? I suspect Tsvangirai was terminated during his hay days as Prime Minister.
Do you really think the opposition will take over this Government in a free and fair atmosphere? Look at how they have destroyed MDC.How many Political Parties were destroyed so far?Mugabe suffered a couple, and we all celebrated.What were we celebrating?


booster 1 month ago

dzokai varume kuno takaomerwa asi tirivapenyu


Simbex 1 month ago

Dzokai tovhote


Zelensky 1 month ago

it is a shame and a pity that today we are murdered like dogs because of the stance which was took by Mbeki to issue us permits .He is nowhere to be found today .Zimbabweans are back to square one on their own .Mbeki you are a big fool .If we could have removed the government that had lost some elections .We could be somewhere today


Chawabvunza 1 month ago

This is a deep rooted problem which now needs President to President meeting. Our His Excellency President ED MNANGAGWA must approach President Cyril RAMAPHOSA to discuss these xenophobic attacks. South Africa at one time sent a delegation to deliberate on this crisis where over 3 million of your population illegally migrate to a neighbouring country running away from mismanagement of economy. That delegation was sent back packing with a message, "There is no crisis here in ZIMBABWE". What crisis would we need more than the collapse of economy, the collapse of healthcare and the collapse of Education ? We have a crisis Mister His Excellency President. Please eat a humble pie and approach your counterpart with bended knees and arms to discuss this crisis in ZIMBABWE.


Balabala 1 month ago

Dzokai Kumusha Ana Mbwa Imi


🤨🤨 1 month ago

Haaaa iwe unga gadzire nyika nema bond her iwe aaa ini kana iwe Zim yakaora that's why vanhu vakutiza iwe **** iwe

Paul. Piki 1 month ago

Kana muchitiza munyika menyu moda kuti ani aigadzirise imi musipo.

🤨🤨 1 month ago

Imbwa ndiwe unogara munyika yakaora bcz kufa kuri Nani pane kugara muzimbabwe on my behalf

Digo 1 month ago

We a suffering too much,dzokai kmusha maZimbaaa tionere pamwe tibate zimhuka ranetsa,2023 team yellowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww mkomana ngaapinde bvunzai PF


Warthog 1 month ago

Ahhh ZEC has set their tents around locals to register to vote for presidential elections, next year zvese isvi zvopera kana mukomana apinda, why Is it all things gone bad since ED got Into power....but anywhere we're nearly close for the year Vote

Anypne with Idea kuti arikuitwa rini ma presidential elections date, month?


Chen 1 month ago

If only mudhara or umdala wethu was here , l wouldn't think this SA nonsense would have continued. Ko tikaita ikuitwa naPutin paUkraine yakashatei. Coz zvakangofanana izviii. l am the first volunteer .


JARAVAZA 1 month ago

Ed is like a ****mba yegudo. Stupid enough. On this issue he can not say a word bcoz he is the cause of all these hussels. Kubva paGukurahundi, zita rake is behind all this. All these people ran away from being victimized of being member of the then MDC. You can't call back people who ran away from you.


shaya dzembongoro 1 month ago

what goes around comes back around.... we deported Mozambicans in a humiliating way... kuvabatira zai kwakubvunza kuti chii ichi 😂 kungoti ndizanda then mumota kuvadzosa kumusha kwavo... vaifudziswa mombe muno.. right now Zimbos zvavadzokerera...


Jinx 1 month ago

Karma is a slut

Dgo 1 month ago

Dzokai tiyamwe tose,zamu risiri kbuda mukaka irori raEd bt next yr mkomana opinda team yellowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww🍋🍋🍋🍋🍋🍊🍊🍊🍊🍊🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕🖕


pillgrim 1 month ago

kana uri zim anoramba achitonga

pillgrim 1 month ago

kana uriwe Zimbabwe

1 month ago

ZANU PF ED PFEE 2023 1 month ago

Siyanai naED, he is rulling and will rule forever,
Pasi neMhandu....

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

Why keep property and family in foreign land, can pastures be green to school going kidz or its the father who seek greener pastures for the up keep of kids back home?

hanzi aah ini ndakatotora mhuri yangu yese ndakugara nayo Kappa 🤔 hoo okay...


Jinx lite 1 month ago

jus hold they have a plan in their lives
they might go to Zambia ,Namibia even in Europe
a full year is a good grace period were one can submit their docs to embassy or agents and go

the home assets can be auctioned to finance a move of migrating
vanogona kukuti bamnini we had safely landed in Europe
thank you for your prayers and words of comfort
life is spiritual plus not all pple have interesti in Zim soil

some migrated with their family and had bought properties to country of hosting

was reliably informed that a guy who lived in my hood had bought a plot 2hec in UK he is a Medical doc he farms zvekuto supplier maZimbo chibage 8pound,green veggy,beans,garlic etc

Jinx 1 month ago

Some of my relatives havasi kuda kusano sender back property, zvikukonzi " haa tozozviona next year."
These South Africans are greedy, ungasiiwe uchidzoka ne mota ivo vasina? Vanhu vano looter mumashops vozonyara mu Zimbo.
Kuchafiwa.


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