NGOs launch programme to help Zimbabweans find missing family members

NGOs launch programme to help Zimbabweans find missing family members

A SA based Zimbabwean NGO Global Zimbabwe Forum (GZF) has entered into a partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on a programme called Family links to help Zimbabweans in SA and elsewhere find missing family members.

Based along the same concept of the hugely popular SA programme, Khumbula Ekhaya, Family links will help people trace, and reunite with their families.

We are doing this to help the many people who went missing during Gukurahundi, Operation Murambatsvina and the political violence from between 2000 to 2012 both in Zimbabwe and across its borders,” says GZF SA chairperson Sox Chikohwero.

Though Chikohwero could not give specific numbers as to how many people have gone missing, Zimbabwe’s turbulent, political, social and economic has seen thousands if not millions of Zimbabweans cross the border into South Africa and other countries worldwide, ripping many families apart.

“This is a programme where missing family members are traced, found and reunited with their families. So if any knows anyone, or knows anyone who knows any missing person or a family from Zimbabwe that is missing someone but want to find that person, please come forward with the details and we will be able to help. You can contact me @ 072 238 9192 or 074 973 8364 or email me @ – Patience Rusere