Charles Kokanai Mzite’s life has been one of shifting fortunes, from international touring with an acclaimed African musical troupe, even performing for Oprah Winfrey, to fleeing political repression as a refugee to Canada; from the sanctuary of Vancouver’s vibrant artistic community to a B.C. prison.
SCOTLAND – A Zimbabwean asylum seeker who used a forged residence permit to secure a job as a nurse in Glasgow has escaped a prison sentence after a judge ordered her to carry out 160 hours unpaid work within six months.
Zimbabweans living in the UK are preparing for what they hope will be a big demonstration in Leeds on Monday against the UK Home Office, accusing its Border Agency of stepping up deportations to Zimbabwe of failed asylum seekers.
Results of the 2011 census in England and Wales were released this week and they show some extraordinary changes since the last stocktaking a decade earlier. People from all over the world, including us Zimbabweans, have made a home in the UK.
Seven years after winning an asylum claim to stay in Britain, controversial former UK Big Brother contestant Makosi Musambasi was back in her native Zimbabwe over the weekend to promote her new lifestyle talk show.
A Zimbabwean asylum seeker has admitted that he caused the death of an aspiring young model, when he drove the wrong way on the M62 motorway. Wilfred Museka 31, from Clayton, Manchester, had been at the wheel of his Renault Megane when he hit a Chevrolet Matiz near to Milnrow, Rochdale on September 15.
Wolverhampton, UK – A Zimbabwean woman, living in Smethwick, who received nearly £30,000 in asylum benefits while working illegally, has been jailed for 12 months. Itai Yvonne Mambo was sentenced at the Wolverhampton crown court on Tuesday.
An asylum seeker from Zimbabwe was accused of killing a model in a head-on crash while driving the wrong way down a motorway. A court was told that Rebecca Caine, 20, suffered fatal injuries when Wilfred Museka’s car ploughed into the Chevrolet Matiz carrying her.
A luxury hotel’s telephone line was diverted to a Zimbabwean conman’s mobile phone where customers’ credit card details were taken. Failed asylum-seeker Gaylord Hove, from Northampton, was found with the card numbers, expiry dates and security codes.
Concern has once again been raised for the safety of a UK based Zimbabwean activist, facing a second deportation threat by the British authorities this week. Nottingham based Trevor Chanetsa is set to be forcibly removed Wednesday night
LONDON- A Zimbabwean asylum seeker was jailed for four years by the Croydon Crown Court in the UK after being convicted of 11 counts of fraud. Thirty-two year old Rose Chimuka ran an elaborate house-letting scam which made her £100,000.
The attempt to deport Vigil supporter Josephine Chari confirms the British government’s determination to end the moratorium on sending home failed Zimbabwean asylum seekers. Josephine was returned to Yarlswood detention centre from the airport and it is not yet clear what her position is.