It’s very simple.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office and their apparent communications to the Home Office do not have sufficient, nor up-to-date information to support a ‘broad-brush’ policy to deport or remove up to 100 Zimbabweans per month. A "deal" aparently made between the British Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe and the ruling Zanu PF "Government".

Irrespective of flights with 50 or less Zimbabweans on board plus the attendant “Support Staff” [Guards] Zimbabwe has become a very dangerous place for anybody connected with any opposition party, any human rights activist, journalists etc. Even now the Zimbabwean Government is pressuring NGO’s not to speak out concerning anything [to do with the Zanu PF Government]

If the Foreign Office would spend time talking with the MDC-A Opposition Party – in particular Tendia Biti, [Vice President] a gifted and committed Zimbabwean Politician, who ably steered the Finances of Zimbabwe during the “Unity Government”.

We have contact details if needed!

UK Government’s Latest Position: Sanctions

1st February 2021: In respect of Human Rights Abuses in Zimbabwe as stated on the UK Government Website; New Sanctions imposed.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-announces-sanctions-against-zimbabwe-security-chiefs

Foreign Secretary, Dominic Raab said:

"These sanctions send a clear message that we will hold to account those responsible for the most egregious human rights violations, including the deaths of innocent Zimbabweans."

"These sanctions target senior individuals in the Government, and not ordinary Zimbabweans. We will continue to press for the necessary political and economic reforms that will benefit all Zimbabweans."

These sanctions are in addition to our work to hold the Government of Zimbabwe to account in implementing genuine political and economic reforms that benefit all Zimbabweans.

On Monday the 9th January 16 brave souls stood outside the Kenyan Embassy in the rain, and despite a total Tube Strike.IMG 5590They were there to remind the Kenyans that their National Airline is transporting Zimbabweans forcibly or against their wishes back to Zimbabwe, via Nairobe.

Family and ZHRO stage a vigil at Heathrow [26th November 2016] to prevent the forced deportation of Olive

We arrived from about 2:30 pm for the 17:25 KQ101 Kenya Airwars flight to Nairobi [for onward transfer to Harare for Olive]

I arrived late due to problems on the Piccadilly line out of London – how frustrating! I distributed the 100 leaflets that I had brought with me. However Ellen [Olives Mum] had printed out several pages of her own!

We quickly engaged with several passengers who were checking in their luggage. Leaflets were being handed over to both those checking in and those who had just their hand luggage. Some were extremely interested; a couple thought we were trying to sell something – such is modern life.

At our well attended first interim meeting, held at the Royal Festival Hall on Saturday the 12th November 2016, we heard of the progress to date.

The MC of the day was Todd Maforimbo who ably led the discussions and debate.

Progress on the selection of independent trustees was updated and we expect final appointments in the coming week. Which will mean we can then move to create the Charitable Incorporated Organisation. Not a Company - but set up as a Charity, with a Charitable Constitution using the Standard Charity Commission models for a membership based organisation.

We anticipate having our Charity number within 4 weeks of the submission.