Adequate resources deployed to evacuate Zimbabwean students in Ukraine – Government

By Peter Chivhima

Government says it has deployed enough resources for the repatriation of Zimbabwean students and other nationals from Ukraine.

In a Senate Question and Answer session this Thursday, government gave an update on the processes of evacuating Zimbabwean students and other nationals from Ukraine in the wake of Russia’s special military operation in that country.

“We have also managed to assist a number of students who are in Ukraine and will also continue rendering support for our citizens to be evaluated. We have put enough resources to help our nationals who are in Ukraine,” the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Honourable David Musabayana said.

Mobilisation of resources for the repatriation process will continue until all Zimbabwean nationals are safe.

“We will continue mobilising resources for the repatriation process so that our citizens are moved to safety.”

Government has also warned perpetrators of political violence.

Honourable Kazembe Kazembe, the Minister of Home Affairs and Cultural Heritage said: “As government, we don’t condone violence. Anyone who commits violence will be accountable. In regards to the recent attack in Kwekwe, 16 people have already been arrested and let the police finish with their investigations. So, there is no need to quickly point fingers and there are no sacred cows.”

A surge in robbery cases, pirate taxis and the state of the country’s roads are some of the issues which came under the spotlight during this Thursday’s Senate session.