151 helped to restart lives in Zimbabwe

THE International Organisation for Migration has, since May, helped 151 Zimbabweans return home to restart their lives.

THE International Organisation for Migration has, since May, helped 151 Zimbabweans return home to restart their lives.

They lived at the Central Methodist Church. Among them were 76 adults, 20 babies and unaccompanied minors.

The first bus left on May 27 with 28 adults, eight unaccompanied minors and infants. The second bus left on June 24 with 48 adults and 12 babies and unaccompanied minors while the third left on July 3 with 55 adults and an infant on board.

"Two recent assessments by IOM in Limpopo shows that the main reasons for coming to South Africa are lack of employment opportunities and the state of the economy back home," said Nde Ndifonka, IOM spokesperson.

IOM provides humanitarian assistance to displaced groups in Zimbabwe. - Katlego Moeng

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