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Mnangagwa urges Rwanda refugees to return home

By Farayi Machamire

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa yesterday urged Rwandan refugees to return home to vote in presidential elections this week.

Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa

Mnangagwa re-affirmed the United Nations’ call to repatriate Rwandese who fled to Zimbabwe, saying the troubled nation was now “safe”.

Rwanda has made a dramatic economic recovery in the two decades since 800 000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were butchered by Hutu extremists.

“Let me take this opportunity to inform you that, as government we are proceeding with implementation of the Rwandan Cessation Clause,” Mnangagwa said, referring to a repatriation strategy for Rwandan refugees who fled their country between 1959 and 1998 to escape inter-ethnic violence and armed conflict.

“To that end, I urge all Rwandans affected by the Cessation Clause to make plans to return to Rwanda and contribute in building of their nation. We as government together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), will ensure smooth closure to the cases by December 31, 2017.

“As a sovereign state, we will continue to use our influence within Sadc and the AU to lobby for peaceful conflict resolution and work towards initiatives which guarantee peace and political stability.”

However, many of the Rwandans who continue to live in Zimbabwe remain unwilling to repatriate, citing fear of persecution by the government. Refugee rights organisations have also warned that human rights abuses by the current government have caused a continued exodus of Rwandan asylum seekers. Daily News

  • Anopenga adii kuudza maZimba vadzoke kuno vhota

  • Cyril Ramaphosa should do the same to Zimbabweans in SA to go home and vote

    • Voter wega iwe hatiuyiko 😂😂

    • Kana wafunga kundovhota unongoenda wega dont disturb those who want to work chii chakakoshera vhoti yacho inouyisei mumba mangu inobhadharira vana chikoro nxaa

  • This dude is just cool. I like his character

  • He is confused refugees to return home?

  • Nxaaa saka akanzi naJonso uri Garwe remubook

  • Why not voting varikuno kumabasa avo lyk zviri kuitwa kusouth africa.

  • This highlights the unproffesional aproach to crisis.U fully understand that these rwandan nationals hv abondoned their own country for their dear lives and are living on refugee status,now u want them to go back home where there is systematic killings of defenceless citizens,genocide and endless war.Think twice mr president in limbo.

  • I don’t think they’re still here, vakatotizawo nhamo irimuno

  • I wanted to vote for you but l have changed you are an idiot

  • Zimbo rinouyavo kumusha kuzovhota next yr panenge pakaipa

  • Good


  • Fix your country first we will came home

  • ko isu Your Excellence sir

  • kwakunzi ngaatonge nyika munhu akadaro. Kana neni ndatoona kuti haana deal.akudazve kuti tangira zvimwe kuno ku egypt kwatiri kudya tichiguta nekunwa nekunwirira.siyana nesu nangagwa pliz.

  • Those Rwandese scatterd African wide are the once called ZIMBAMWEANS coz u already gave them citenships in favour of rigging the votes

  • Grace knows hw to deal with you

  • Chero tikanzi tiuyewo 2018 iwe hatikuvhoteri

  • A refugee camp in Zim while citizens are genuine refugees in their own country.

  • Ndezvekupenga izvo Mr president

  • They all want to come back home,I mean all.And when they come back home,they all want jobs.We want Zimbabwe be a country again at work.That way you can rule for ever if you want to be dictators.

  • Can’t they vote from here

  • You hear the Mugabbage swine fool says,”vanoita humbava kunyika dzekundze,because they are not educated enough to assume ma jobs.” Really,were all jobs in your country meant for the educated only? and even labour jobs where an uneducated ppl can find their slice of bread there but he denies the rest and give to few,mnx