More Sudan Evacuees Arrive Home

by | May 1, 2023 | Crime & Courts, Local News, Politics | 0 comments

More Sudan Evacuees Arrive Home

Mako Jerera

The second batch of 21 Zimbabwean evacuees from Sudan arrived home Sunday night aboard an Emirates plane.

The evacuees have thanked both the Government and President Mnangagwa, and Zimbabwean Ambassador to Sudan, Emmanuel Runganga Gumbo, who got them ready and then whisked them out of Khartoum in a bus he hired to join a UN convoy leaving the city.

The Government continued helping them get home via a sea journey to Saudi Arabia and then a flight via Dubai.

Among those who arrived are teachers, sports coaches and staff members from the Zimbabwean Embassy in Khartoum.

The first batch of evacuees arrived in the country on Friday night.

Sudan has been facing an armed conflict between the army and the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces since April 15.

According to the Zimbabwean government, arrangements for the evacuation of over 100 of its nationals from Sudan were made after the warring parties agreed to a 72-hour ceasefire to allow foreigners to leave.

More than 500 people have been killed and over 4,000 others wounded since the outbreak of the conflict, according to the Sudanese Health Ministry.