More than 100 people attended the demonstration against forced deportation in Leeds on the 7th January 2013.
BBC Leeds radio interviewed a few individuals – Mr Sunduza Phakathi; Sandra Ncube; Gertrude Kugura and Mr Mandla Mabuza regarding alleged inhuman treatment received by Zimbabweans on the hands of Home Office’s contractors (UKBA and G4s).
Almost 300 people signed the Petition later handed to one immigration official named as Sharon, who is the Head of UKBA in Leeds (West Yorkshire) to submit it to the Secretary of State.
Group members Kevin Ngwenya; Gertrude Kugura; Chelesile Ncube and Sunduza Phakathi reported that Sharon made a promise that she would ensure they receive a response from the Secretary of State.
The organisation’s coordinator Kevin Ngwenya said:
We will continue to do many more demonstrations until we obtain a reasonable answer to our problem. A problem affecting one Zimbabwean is a problem for us all, with or without status in the UK.
This is just the beginning .Zimbabweans must not be afraid and need to come in numbers next time and support each other. Together we need, divided we fall. Therefore, We are kindly inviting people to join Zimbabwe Lets Unite for more information you can contact The following:
Dominic Gama 07778 471044;
Sithandazile Sibanda -07909 341770;
Elizabeth Mali 07929 169910
+44 7703 690774
Sakhile Ncube 07863 888908.
Nomathemba Masilela 07403 205224;
Ncube 07809 671648.
Please come in numbers Zimbabweans are now refused with no right to appeal.