via Zimbos flood SA refugee centre | The Zimbabwean by Mkhululi Chimoio
There has been an influx of Zimbabwean refugees at the Musina Compassion Refugee Centre, according to patron, Pastor Simon Sithole.
Pastor Simon Sithole said the centre cannot cope with the influx of refugees.
Situated just 15km from the border post, Musina Compassion Refugee Centre is a haven of hope for refugees from across the African continent.
“There is an increase in the number of Zimbabweans claiming to be victimised for voting for the MDC,” Sithole said. “Very few of them are wounded but a lot seem to be traumatised and we have to arrange counselling for them. We need support to manage these escalating numbers because now we have more than 8,000 Zimbabweans at the centre and most of them are sleeping in the open.”
Analyst Masimba Dube said Zimbabweans should not rely on the international community for their safety.
“African Union and SADC have proved to be useless in solving human rights abuses perpetrated against vulnerable citizens by Zanu (PF) and its security chiefs. We all know there is a big problem in the country and we must come under one umbrella and fight for a better country and stop seeking refuge from countries where we are not wanted.”