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Zimbabwean Immigrants Remain Stranded In Western Cape, South Africa


Deputy Chairman Chaka Mutskwa of the De Doorns Displaced Committee, representing the Zimbabweans, said non-governmental organizations like the Red Cross are no longer assisting the displaced Zimbabweans

Four months after being displaced by xenophobic attacks by resentful South Africans in a dispute over farming jobs, some 1,000 Zimbabweans in the Western Cape town of De Doorns remain stranded.

Deputy Chairman Chaka Mutsakwa of the De Doorns Displaced Committee, representing the Zimbabweans, said non-governmental organizations like the Red Cross are no longer assisting the displaced Zimbabweans.

Mutsakwa says conditions at the rugby field they have been camped since January, have deteriorated with irregular water supplies and insufficient food.

Despite promises from the South African government and the Congress of South African Trade Unions to help them, he said the immigrants remain bereft.

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