Updated 22 July 2021: “The home office actions taken leading up to the forced removal of 14 people last night demonstrate the depth of contempt and indifference of it’s parliamentarily elected leaders towards both the concept and the practice of equal human rights. By the same token the solidarity and resilience that underpinned the actions taken to defend those rights offers hope. We will never give up until equal human rights are enjoyed by all.” Rhetta Moran, RAPAR

“Thank you Rhetta for all the support you have given and that you will continue to render, the past couple of weeks have been was a very sad and stressful day. The pain still remains of all the guys that went last night, I pray and hope that this will not happen to any family again. I can imagine how I would have coped without the support that I received, this has been an eye opener, I want thank you all for your unwavering support. This status will continue to be the driving force to help others out there. Your prayers that you gave relentlessly will continue to inspire and put a smile on others life as it has done to me. The battle is not over. People are still living in fear and we as a family here we have the responsibility. Prayer worriers continue to spread the love of God, your faith has made me stronger over this process. Surely God does miracles. Let’s keep firing the cylinders. Thank you all.

Enabling nurse Daisy will continue to remain open, working as a source of support for others” Daisy

STOP PRESS:– WE ARE WORKING WITH DAISY TO HELP HER TO STOP MOSES’ DEPORTATION  – if you can help us ENABLING NURSE DAISY please email info@statusnow4all.org OR TEXT a message to +44 7466 428635

Please also see our post here: https://statusnow4all.org/secret-deal-to-remove-zimbabweans-from-uk/

Updated 21 July 2021: ROHR ZIMBABWE@ROHRZimbabweorg: Mr Moses Chikwekwete Mbano is a family man with wife and 3 children and he has been in the UK since 2002. Moses is going to be deported today 21/07/202. We are calling upon the UK government not to separate families @IMdcuk @zapu @RefugeeAction @ChiOnwurah @rapar @ZHRO_Zimbabwe


“For the Home Office to feel the need to separate my family, who are working together to save lives, it’s an act of cruelty that makes no sense.”

Front Line Nurse, Daisy, mother of three, living in Newcastle, whose partner Moses is scheduled to be deported to Zimbabwe on 21st July

My name is Daisy Motlogwa.  I am a Nurse who lives in Newcastle with my partner Moses and our three surviving children aged 11 and 16 (twins). I met Moses in June 2009 when we were both asylum seekers with no leave to remain. At that time my twins from my previous relationship, a boy and a girl, were just about to turn four.   

Moses had fled Zimbabwe in January 2002 after suffering endless beatings and death threats at the hands of ZANU PF for supporting, and being a member of, the opposition MDC party.  He received his first refusal from the Home Office in 2009, but in July 2010 we were blessed with our first son together and, in the same month, I was granted Leave to Remain. Moses encouraged me to go back to education which I did.  In 2012 we had our second girl, Adiella.  She passed away in July 2013 July at 17 months old: the most painful moment.

As a family, we have strived to build a positive future for our children.   Moses has been denied to right to work or access to any State benefits in the UK but this has never stopped us from supporting each other so that our children may grow up in a safe environment.  Moses’ role in our family is massive. While I worked and completed my education, Moses took our children to school and picked them up, attending to all their needs as well as maintaining a stable lifestyle for all of us. Moses plays a massive part not only in our family but within the community of Newcastle: an active helper school for trips out, he is also a trusted Church Pastor in Newcastle.

I spent 6 years in education while he was taking care of the kids and, today, I am a qualified nurse, able to serve in the front line because of Moses’s dedication to our family and his community.  

On 10th April 2019, Moses went Middlesborough reporting centre. He had received a letter saying an appointment was made for a 12.45 interview to update his file at 12.45pm. Upon arrival he went through the security checks and before he could sit down, a female immigration officer in uniform demanded to take his photograph and then he was called into a room where an African man told him “It’s just updating”.  He refused to tell Moses what he wanted information for: his children’s names, his fathers’ names, where he went to school.  When he finished the interviewer put the form in a plastic folder together with the pictures taken earlier and then he said ‘No, the journey has been completed… I work for the Zimbabwean embassy and we are taking all asylum seekers back home but, as a tip get the lawyers very quickly, because you will go very soon. All failed asylum seekers – with or without children – it does not matter.’ He spoke using Moses home language (Shona). Moses couldn’t sleep when he came home.  Even though his family have the legal right to stay here in England. Moses imagined how terrible it would be to be taken back into a country with so much human rights abuses carried out by the Zimbabwean government and to not be able to put flowers and clean the resting place of his daughterr who died.  This event was reported and logged with our local MP, Chi Onwurah.

Because of Moses’ experience in the Reporting centre, I believe anyone returned to Zimbabwe will be in a massive danger.  As a front-line worker, I have been working throughout the pandemic over the past year. In early August 2020, when I caught COVID-19, it was a tough time: living with young kids in the house.  Moses made sure the children stayed safe and that I was well hydrated until I was well enough to return to work.

On 7th July 2021, our twin’s birthday, he went to his weekly sign as usual at the police station.  They phoned me to tell me that Moses had been detained.  No child should have to go through such trauma to be separated from their parents, for the benefit of what?  This action risks tearing us apart and destroying my children’s well-being: to see them cry themselves to sleep is the hardest thing that a mother can ever go through.  

For the Home Office to try to separate my family who are working together to save lives is an act of cruelty that makes no constructive sense and must be stopped.  Every family must be allowed to be the family they are.  As a health worker, I must be enabled to do my job to the best of my ability, not be confronted with this abuse and distress and trauma and expected to keep on working, keep on raising my children safety, while my man is threatened with this great danger.

MESSAGE FROM STATAUS NOW NETWORK – WE ARE WORKING WITH DAISY TO HELP HER TO STOP MOSES’ DEPORTATION  – if you can help us ENABLING NURSE DAISY please email info@statusnow4all.org OR TEXT a message to +44 7466 428635

See also: Secret deal to remove Zimbabweans from UK https://statusnow4all.org/secret-deal-to-remove-zimbabweans-from-uk/

Regularisation of undocumented migrants will save lives and livelihoods – 19 July 2021 protest https://statusnow4all.org/regularisation-of-undocumented-migrants-will-save-lives-and-livelihoods/