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ZIMSTAT Says South Africa, Botswana And UK Are The Major Destinations For Zimbabweans

ZIMSTAT Says South Africa, Botswana And UK Are The Major Destinations For Zimbabweans

The Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency (ZIMSTAT) has issued statistics on emigration and immigration noting that South Africa, Botswana and the United Kingdom are the major destinations for Zimbabweans.

ZIMSTAT estimates that 908 913 Zimbabweans are scattered across the world. There is, however, a huge variance between the figure and the estimates made before. 

During the 2nd in the SAPES Trust Policy Dialogue series held on the 25th of June 2020, Dr Ibbo Mandaza estimated the population of Zimbabweans living in the Diaspora between 4 and 5 Million, if not more. He added, “In other words, at least 25% of the Zimbabwean population is in the Diaspora.” That’s the publicly held view.

According to the ZIMSTAT report, South Africa is the major country of residence for Zimbabwean nationals with 85 per cent of the total population in the diaspora.

Botswana comes at a distant second with 5 per cent while the UK is in the 3rd position with 3 per cent.

The majority of people who left the country had completed lower secondary education (Ordinary Level), according to the ZIMSTAT report.

Most of the Zimbabweans in the diaspora left the country at the turn of the millennium when the economy nosedived. Some also fled political violence which was committed mainly by members of the ruling ZANU PF and war veterans on members of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) which was founded in 1999.

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Tateguru 4 weeks ago

I think China has it that Zimbabwe is the number one destination of Beijing junk

rahman gumbo 4 weeks ago

half of Zim's population is in South Africa

chokwadi chinogwadza 4 weeks ago

hell is the major destination of zanu pf members.

Linville 4 weeks ago

and of mapostori arikuramba kuvaccinater vana.

Da Truth 4 weeks ago

China , Singapore and Indonesia is were Zanupf bigwigs hide their looted riches.

Zuze 4 weeks ago

please add South Africa, Hong Kong and Malaysia

Chasura 4 weeks ago



aika 4 weeks ago

bhadharai vanhu imi vezimstat moshandisa vanhu mahara

cde chipopi 4 weeks ago

vanhu they should not run away from home. Zvinhu ngazvigadziriswe munyika vanhu vasaite zvekutiza asi vabude nekuda kwavo Vega.

Statistics don't lie 4 weeks ago

Where did Ibbo Joseph get his estimates from?

The publicly held view in Kenya was that Mudinga Odinga would win the just ended presidential elections.

Machiavelli 4 weeks ago

Dr. Ibbo Mandaza's Mass Public Opinion Institute (MPOI) in association with SAPES Trust run regular surveys on various topics of interest, including political, social, economic and sociological issues.

Probe Surveys 4 weeks ago

I like your enthusiasm with everything SAPES, unfortunately no proper survey of the number of Zimbos living outside Zimbabwe.RSA is particularly difficult to estimate because of the large number of illegals.

Machiavelli 4 weeks ago

Assuming that the above remarks are aimed at me, I take exception to the terms ".. enthusiasm with everything SAPES..."

I was only enlightening @Statistics... whose question was the source of Ibbo's estimates.

If 3read carefully my response, there's nothing of a personal opinion expressed therein. As to previous discussions, I certainly did defend Ibbo against insinuation that he was a pauper as compared to Wadyajena. I pointed out Ibbo's academic accomplishments because I enjoy academia, research, current affairs because that broadens my horizons. That enables me to debate and discuss dispassionately.

My contributions on Pindula, I hope show this. Occasional complimentary comments make me proud

Sorojena 3 weeks ago

The estimates are not accurate as they did not include children born in those host countries.

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