Botswana denies planning to deport 500 Zimbabweans
By Staff Reporter
THE Botswana government has denied media reports it was planning on deporting some 500 Zimbabwean nationals as it grapples to contain the Covid-19 scourge.
In a statement, the Botswana Ministry of International Affairs and Cooperation said the “assertion being made is completely inaccurate”.
Authorities said it Botswana only embarked on a joint repatriation exercise of some 255 Zimbabweans with their government upon request by locals holed up there who wanted assistance to return home amid the Covid-19 lockdown recently imposed by the neighbouring countries.