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Zimbabwean man stabbed 8 times for failing to speak isiZulu in South Africa

A South African-based Zimbabwean is recovering at home after being stabbed eight times for failing to speak isiZulu.

Gibson Dube, who resides in Honeydew in the West Rand area of Johannesburg, had an altercation with some Sotho-speaking suspects.

A source said Dube can’t speak Zulu or Sotho.

“Vakanetsana nenyaya ye language.

“MuSotho ayida kudarika, Gibby ayidawo kudarika mumwe otaura ne Sotho akati handinzwe, zvikanzi taura neZulu akati haagone.

“He was then stabbed leaving him severely wounded.

“He is now recovering at home.”

In other news – Zimbabwe to give counselling to ZEP holders returning home from SA

The Zimbabwean government says it will officer counselling to people returning to the country from South Africa after the expiry of their Zimbabwe Exemption Permits (ZEP) to ensure their smooth reintegration.

This, despite ZEP holders’ low interest in returning. The permits were meant to expire in December last year but a six-month extension was granted to 30 June. Learn More

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