Zim turns away sick deportee from Botswana

Zim turns away sick deportee from Botswana

THE Zimbabwean government has sent back a  Zimbabwean deportee who was shot and injured by the Botswana Police Service (BPS) during an operation to round up illegal immigrants in for treatment.

Regional immigration Officer-In-Charge Regis Munyaradzi said the man, who was shot in the eye with a AK-47 rifle on September 7, was sent back to Gaborone soon after his deportation over the weekend.

He said they decided not to accept Wayne Murova because he had not been, 23 days after he was shot while trying to flee during an operation against illegal immigrants.

“We had to send him back because he had an injured eye. We advised our (Botswana) counterparts that we could not accept him because he was injured. Right now, he is receiving medical treatment in Gaborone,” Munyaradzi says.

He said the 23-year-old man had lost his sight following the attack. There was no immediate comment from the Botswana government or police in that country. – ANA