With no sign of economic hardships disappearing in Zimbabwe, those who have escaped to South Africa are living in fear as locals have threatened to chase them if they don’t leave on their own accord.
Warnings of an operation to get South Africa rid of foreign nationals on the 16th of June continue to circulate.
Recently, a video surfaced on social media showing the ogarnisers of the operation dubbed, OPERATION DUDULA serving seven day notices to some foreign nationals to vacate the country.
WE WILL BE REMOVING ALL ILLEGAL FOREIGNERS BY FORCE!!!
SIDUDULA INSIDE SHOPS AND HAWKERS
IF YOU ARE OPERATING ILLEGALLY YOU BETTER PACK AND GO BEFORE 16 JUNE 2021!!!
– reads the notice.
While the poster specifies that illegal foreigners will be targeted it however does not state that documented ones will be spared.
Such attacks, as occurred before, ended up targeting all immigrants regardless of their status.
Dudula which means “push” brings horrific and sad memories of xenophobic attacks that happened in the country in 2015. Many people were killed, some burnt alive, while some were left homeless as their homes were destroyed.
Just like it happened before, the South African Police Services (SAPS) ignored warnings of imminent attacks on immigrants which then led to the bloodshed.
Similarly, at this point, the SAPS or any government have not said anything about the threats on foreign citizens in their country.
In one of the videos circulating online, the pro Dudula Operation people can be heard blaming the loadshedding on illegal connections supposedly done by foreign nationals.
— izim (@izim_og) June 13, 2021
Local truck drivers have been at loggerheads with their foreign counterparts accusing them of stealing their jobs and accepting low wages and inhuman working conditions.
The situation has left the Zimbabwean and other foreign drivers prone to abuse even when they are legally in the country.
Members of a local drivers organisation, well known for violent attacks on drivers and trucks, have been targeting foreign drivers sjamboking them while recording videos which are then spread online.
They do this to humiliate their victims and instill fear on their colleagues.
It's now a game, playing with a man's feelings. So humiliating you may never know how the next victim will respond. This was at Majuba powerstation over the weekend. @SAPoliceService @Dotransport @dewamavhinga @hrw pic.twitter.com/nxKlMfShGT
— SA Trucker (@rsa_trucker) June 7, 2021
No reports of arrest of the perpetrators have been made yet.
For the Zimbabweans and other foreigners in the country, it remains to be seen if they will still call South Africa home after the June 16 2021.
The date concides with South Africa’s youth day when they commemorate the heroics of the youths of 1976 who were massacred by the army after revolting against apartheid.
Mother Strips Naked In A Bid To Restrain Son From Assaulting His Wife
In a dramatic turn of events, an elderly Marange woman ended up stripping so as to stop her son from further assaulting his wife.
Gogo Zambuko told Mutare magistrate, Xavier Chipato, that her son, Charles Chidewu was so violent to the extent that he even attacks anyone who dares to intervene whenever he has issues with his wife.
The matter only came to light when Gogo Zambuko was applying for a peace order against Chidewu.
Manica Post reports that Magistrate Chipato granted the peace order in Gogo Zambuko’s favor.
Chipato also advised Chidewu to move out of the family house and find alternative accommodation for his family.
Gogo Zambuko said she regrets offering her son residence at her homestead as he is violent and has become a thorn in her flesh.
She also accused Chidewu of attempting to burn down her house during a fate of rage. Said Gogo Zambuko:
After having a misunderstanding with his wife, he closed all the doors and windows and opened the valve of a gas cylinder. I stopped him as he was about to light up a matchstick.
In his defense, Chidewu said he had no intentions of burning the house but was trying to stop her mother from stripping in his presence. He said:
I was having a misunderstanding with my wife and my mother came into our bedroom and stripped naked in our presence.
I opened the gas valve and threatened her with death in a bid to stop her from stripping for us.
I don’t understand how taking off her clothes was supposed to bring peace to our house.
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Man returns home 47 years after he was sent to buy rice for his family
A Kenyan man, James Mwaura, who disappeared from home 47 years ago has found his way back home in Molo, Nakuru County thanks to Facebook.
Mwaura, now 70, went missing when he was just 23 years old in 1974 after he was sent to the shop to buy rice for the family.
According to CitizenDigital ,he reportedly lost his way in the process, only to find himself in Nairobi with no money and no kin to turn to as he found that his brothers who stayed in the city had also moved
He then hitched a ride to Naro Moru in Nyeri County where he started a new life and later settled into marriage with a woman he met there.
Years later, like everybody else these days, he was scrolling through Facebook when he stumbled upon a seemingly familiar face.
He sent the person a message in his inbox and it turned out to be one of his nephews.
The two struck up a conversation and agreed to meet up on Wednesday, before the family reunion eventually happened on Thursday, July 22.
Mwaura, who arrived home in a blue suit, informed the family members that he is now happily married and blessed with three children and four grand children.
Shona Ferguson fighting for life in ICU
Filmmaker Shona Ferguson is reported to be fighting for his life at a private hospital in Johannesburg after he struggled to breathe and complained of chest pains at home.
The actor underwent heart surgery when he got admitted to the private care unit and is currently in ICU.
Sources claim the actor has been in hospital for a week and that a group of specialists performed a heart operation after his condition got worse. Three other sources claim that his wife and business partner Connie Ferguson has kept mum about the ordeal because she has to be strong and keep the business running.
Connie referred all inquiries about her husband’s health to The Queen’s production manager Lauren Nell who did not reply to any messages when she was contacted.
A source close to the situation however, said Shona was fine before he started complaining about chest pains and not being able to breathe properly.
According to the source, they took it lightly because Shona is a fit and healthy guy who leads a healthy lifestyle. Little did they know that the situation would turn bad. “He is a fighter and he will pull through this ordeal. Yes, at the moment he is in ICU, but he will be fine.
“Connie was by her man’s side while trying to run their business. She is strong and carries on with grace and class.” There were also rumours that the actor contracted Covid-19 and is currently under quarantine as he was also placed on a ventilator at the hospital.
“All we knew was that he was sick with Covid-19. That is what we all thought he had,” another source said.
The Queen is currently trending on social media after the explosive Season 5 finale last Friday. The Sebatas and the Khozas took aim at each other and left viewers gasping for air at every scene as it rained bullets for 30 minutes.
Source – SundayWorld.