Zimbabwean set for UK deportation Tuesday

London – A 26 year-old Zimbabwean man, Melusi Mathema, who is currently being held at the Morton Hall Immigration Removal Centre in Lincoln, after his asylum claim failed, is set to be deported tonight aboard a Kenya Airways flight KQ101/KQ700. 

Melusi Mathema is currently studying a VRQ Diploma Level 3 in Advanced Professional Cookery course and he was due to sit for his exams after the Easter break
Melusi Mathema is currently studying a VRQ Diploma Level 3 in Advanced Professional Cookery course and he was due to sit for his exams after the Easter break

Nehanda Radio understands Mathema came to the UK when he was only 17 years old and all of his family members are in the UK, including his mother.

Activists campaigning on his behalf say “He has no connections with Zimbabwe now and sending him back will be catastrophic for his life.

“He is currently studying a VRQ Diploma Level 3 in Advanced Professional Cookery course and he is due to sit for his exams after the Easter break. Melusi is also active in the local community.

“He is a Project Youth Leader for a local charity called ‘the4Cs’ where he is empowering his peer youth members to up-skill themselves and be role models for the future society.

“He is a dependable youth member of the House of Destiny Ministries. Melusi only sees his life in the UK. And the local community needs him – please intervene and ‘Stop the deportation of Melusi,’ a campaign letter for him read.

A letter appealing to the UK Home Secretary Theresa May, to reconsider the decision, has already been sent.