Zimbabwean student use the old trick to get asylum in Ireland

Zimbabwean student use the old trick to get asylum in Ireland
Published: 20 October 2018 (368 Views)
A Zimbabwean student at Dublin City University (DCU) in Ireland, Shepherd Machaya, is facing deportation this Sunday. Shepherd left Zimbabwe due to 'political unrest' in his country. He says he is from an area near Gweru, and that ZANU-PF supporters would kill him if he is deported back to Zimbabwe.

"This is the only other place that I know," Shepard said in an extremely emotional video.



Shepherd Machaya is a second year Management of Information Technology and Information Systems at the north Dublin university.

Mr Machaya fled his home country of Zimbabwe nine years ago and has been living in Direct Provision ever since.

His application for asylum was recently rejected and he was served a deportation order for Sunday, October 21.

The students have launched a petition urging Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan to reconsider the decision.

On Friday afternoon, a number of DCU students demonstrated outside the Department of Justice & Equality calling upon Minister Charles Flanagan to revoke Shepherd's deportation order.

He explained his situation in a video posted on Dublin City University's Student Union's Facebook page.

DCUSU president Vito Moloney Burke read the open letter penned by the DCU sabbatical team to the minister to a crowd of over 100 supporters of the campaign lined on the steps of the department building.

"Shepherd Machaya's deportation order is completely inconceivable to us.

"Not just because he is a model citizen, who has contributed so much to our communities through the sheer commitment to his studies and bettering himself to contribute to society, but also because of the undeniable danger he will be placed under should he return to Zimbabwe.

"We urge Minister Flanagan to prevent him from being forcibly returned to a place where he was tortured and his best friend was murdered."

DCU are claiming that his status as refuge should still be valid as his life is in danger should he be forced to return.

- dublinlive

 0

You May Like These Videos

Comments

There are no comments.

Latest stories

Chivayo to start work on Gwanda solar project

by ZimLive | 23 March 2019 | 85 Views

Zimra official mauled by dogs at Chinese factory

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 74 Views

39 school kids feared dead

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 93 Views

BCC insists on forex for stands

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 60 Views

ED is not the only Mnangagwa: Jonasi

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 95 Views

Supa Mandiwanzira's passport return bid deferred

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 52 Views

Ivy Kombo back in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 57 Views

Even politicians will not divide us

by Editorial - Daily News | 23 March 2019 | 52 Views

Mnangagwa moves to checkmate his rivals

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 54 Views

Musona fit for crucial AFCON encounter

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 30 Views

NetOne moves in to restore communications services

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 52 Views

Mnangagwa returns from Angola

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 57 Views

Mwonzora checkmates Chamisa

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 62 Views

When seers failed to see the Ides of March

by Bishop Lazi | 23 March 2019 | 67 Views

Zimbabwe's first black woman to get driver’s licence

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 55 Views

Zimbabwe begins regional power exports

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 52 Views

Cop steals car at police station

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 53 Views

Government starts fuel bonuses

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 42 Views

Zimbabwe marriage age of consent raised

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 35 Views

Mnangagwa is a listening President: Jenni Williams

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 28 Views

Cattle rustlers wreak havoc in Mat South

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 25 Views

Zesa to hike electricity tariffs in line with interbank rates

by newzimbabwe | 23 March 2019 | 150 Views

2 failed marriages, a broken past define Mukanya

by STaff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 208 Views

Spanking ban: Where to now?

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 122 Views

Search on for missing persons

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 154 Views

Beira-Harare fuel pipeline to reopen next month

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 119 Views

Hwende application dismissed

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 90 Views

Beitbridge modernisation to boost town's economy

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 108 Views

Govt dismisses cyclone rip-off

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 106 Views

Zanu-PF members urged to show loyalty to party

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 97 Views

Natpharm to fast-track drugs procurement

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 43 Views

Ex-Delta manager acquitted

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 92 Views

Harare resident sues council over parcelling of stands in wetlands

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 111 Views

Darikwa persuading Bonne

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 141 Views

Manager moans over US$50K adultery damages

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 94 Views

Cyclone Idiai deaths shoot to 259 in Zimbabwe

by Staff reporter | 23 March 2019 | 109 Views