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Dukwi refugees’ eke out a living on the roadside

WORKING TOGETHER: Weza and Iganjo with their products

Stepping into the light

After fleeing from the political turmoil that befell their respective countries of Zimbabwe and Burundi, two refugees based in Dukwi are ready to forget the dark past and step into the light.  Member of the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Bhekimpilo Weza and his counterpart Joyce Iganjo have 28 years between them as refugees in Botswana. In 2002, Iganjo fled the violence in Burundi, seeking refuge from a civil war that erupted eight years earlier. By 2015, the war had claimed an estimated 300, 000 lives. The unrest escalated in 2015 after the ruling part...

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