An unnamed woman has been left devastated following the deportation of her son who was the breadwinner.
The mother said her son went to the UK 21 years ago at the age of only 11.
“I am hurt, I do not even know where or how he will restart his life,” said the mother.
The mother further said her son has left a wife and three children in the UK with the eldest still in primary school.
“I just thank God he came back alive, I do not even know where or how he will restart his life and I know this is now only up to God himself,” said the mother who requested anonymity for fear the state might victimise her son.
The son is among 14 Zimbabweans who were deported from the United Kingdom (UK) this week.
“The last time I spoke to him he was really hurt that he was being forced to leave his children behind,” added the devastated mother.
Cutting a lonely figure she followed journalists around hoping to catch a glimpse of her son as he disembarked from a chartered plane that brought them back.
Government authorities, however, blocked them from public view, whisking them away from media lenses, threatening to arrest journalists who kept trying to film the deportees.
The 14 deportees are the first of 150 Zimbabweans expected to be deported from the UK as part of its “summer season of charter flight deportations”.
The deportees are reported to have served time in various prisons in the UK for crimes ranging from rape, robbery, drug peddling, and murder.
Meawhile, the secretary in the Ministry of information and Publicity Nick Mangwana said the deportees will be quarantined at the Zimbabwe Institute of Public Administration and Management (ZIPAM) in Darwendale for 10 days before they rejoin their families.
“14 Zimbabweans arrived today (Thursday), they have been taken to ZIPAM, they will have Covid-19 tests and quarantined for 10 days, after being Covid-19 cleared, they will join their families and communities,” said Mangwana.
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