Hundreds of Zimbabweans Dying in South Africa Each Month
June 24, 2016
Zimbabweans dying in South Africa each month is something we often hear.
It’s laughable this ZSP permit renewal procedure. Because most Zimbabweans just stream into South Africa illegally, many times in possession of fake Zimbabwean documents.
Coming to South Africa where there are no jobs for them makes no difference as they’re escaping the mess in their country, and many are undocumented migrants.
Zimbabweans Dying in South Africa – It’s Survival of the Fittest
Certainly, the deepening economic crisis in Zimbabwe has resulted in an ongoing exodus of Zimbabweans looking for their pot of gold in the Rainbow Nation.
The South African embassy processes thousands of applications a month for those wanting to study and work in South Africa. In other words, for those looking for some form of economic refuge.
Nobody seems to have exact figures of Zimbabweans living in South Africa, but Zimbabweans certainly make up South Africa’s largest group of foreign migrants. Some rough estimates put the number of Zimbabweans in South Africa at anything from 1 to 4, 5 million.
Everybody’s looking For Hope in South Africa
There was a time when these migrants were mainly made up of young people desperately looking for work, but these days men, women, children, and the elderly of all ages come to South Africa looking for some humanitarian assistance.
Now and then Zimbabwean migrants have to be repatriated because of xenophobic violence against foreign nationals in South Africa. Then people die, and others lose their homes.
Death is Rife for These Unfortunate People Who want a Better Life
There is often news about Zimbabweans dying in South Africa. Young Zimbabwean students die in their university hostels or their flats while they are studying in South Africa. Just last year a nephew of President Robert Mugabe, T.W. Garonga was found dead at a Johannesburg university.
A final year student at Rhodes University burnt to death in his apartment. But nobody can answer the question as to the reason so many Zimbabweans dying in South Africa; even Zimbabwean students are dying in unexplained circumstances.
Jobs are scarce in South Africans, and many Black South Africans have an intense hatred for Zimbabweans; they claim they are taking their jobs. The culture of crime in South Africa puts a different spin on these murders.
Zimbabweans realise that life in South Africa is no different to life in Zimbabwe, and they become depressed. They turn to drugs and alcohol.
Funeral Plans which Apply in South Africa and Zimbabwe
The pressure of not finding work in South Africa and struggling to cope far from home is causing many Zimbabweans to commit suicide. For them, nothing is going well in South Africa, and there’s no hope in Zimbabwe.
Zimbabweans dying in South Africa put additional pressure and stress on their families in Zimbabwe. With the bit of money they manage to make, they are putting it towards unique funeral cover designed for them.
At least the families of those Zimbabweans who die in South don’t have to worry about transporting their next of kin back to Zimbabwe, which can be mightily expensive. Zororo takes care of everything.
This service comes as a great relief for Zimbabweans in South Africa. The cover on the Zororo Funeral Plans starts at about R135 a month. Getting your policy is simple, regardless of whether you are single, married or have kids. You can get details about the MyZororo Funeral Plan on their website.
The Final Journey Comes For All of Us – Make a Plan Now
What is life like in South Africa for you? Have you had Zimbabwean friends and family who have died in South Africa? Why not look at joining the MyZororo Funeral Plan?
Whether you live in South Africa or return to Zim, this funeral policy remains yours. Call them and join them – at least you’ll be sparing your family a lot of anguish about how to get your mortal remains back to the country of your birth.
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All info was correct at time of publishing