Zimbabwean Human Rights campaigner, Collen Makumbirofa, the head of Foundation of Reason and Justice has been arrested and is in danger of being repatriated to Zimbabwe.
Collen Makumbirofa has been arrested in Zeerust as an “Illegal Immigrant.” A Sergeant Makgotole: tel: 018-3672 (ext 3) informed us of his arrest and that a R3,000 fine was needed. It was not clear if this would free him or merely have him escorted to the border and handed over to Zim officials. The SAPS would not let us talk to Collen. Home Affairs informed us that no fine would secure an illegal immigrant’s release – that was “merely a bribe”. They said that Collen would be sent to Lindela Detention Camp and returned to Zimbabwe.