10 victims of xenophobia buried in Zimbabwe

Twelve Zimbabweans were among the 62 people killed in xenophobic violence in South Africa, Zimbabwe's state-controlled Herald reported yesterday.

Twelve Zimbabweans were among the 62 people killed in xenophobic violence in South Africa, Zimbabwe's state-controlled Herald reported yesterday.

Ten of the bodies had since been repatriated for burial, the report added.

The violence also saw 2300 Zimbabweans "voluntarily registering to return home".

Principal director in the Ministry of Information and Publicity, Sylvester Maunganidze, said the government was doing "all it could to assist its citizens to return safely".

"There are 2000 Zimbabweans affected in Cape Town and 300 in Durban.

"We have asked the International Organisation for Migration to move them to Johannesburg, and we will pick them up from there," Maunganidze said.

Last week the Zimbabwean government sent 10 buses and two trucks to various locations in Johannesburg to collect its citizens who were victims of the attacks. - Sapa

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