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By Anna Majavu | Dec 15, 2009 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

MORE than 100 displaced Zimbabwean farmworkers have allegedly been told that they will be deported to Zimbabwe where the Central Intelligence Organisation will "cut their heads off".

This is according to results of a survey into intimidation in the De Doorns displaced peoples' camp, which is jointly run by the ANC-controlled Breede River Valley municipality and the UN High Commission on Refugees.

About 3000 Zimbabweans have been living in UN tents on a field in De Doorns, about 160km from Cape Town, for the past month after a group of South Africans went on the rampage in the area, demolishing all Zimbabwean owned shacks.

The survey was carried out by students from the University of York in England and local refugee rights group, People Against Suffering, Suppression, Oppression and Poverty (Passop).

Passop yesterday released the results, which they have also sent to the new National Director for Public Prosecutions, Menzi Simelane.

Of the 217 people they interviewed, 124 said they had been "threatened with the National Intelligence Agency by camp managers, security guards, or police officers at the camp".

But Breede municipality spokesperson Manfred van Rooyen yesterday disputed the findings.


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