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‘All we want is help, any kind of help’: refugees tell of double betrayal

Having fled unimaginable horrors in their own countries, now they face xenophobia and hostile Pretoria cops

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Eighteen years ago, Rahma Sinzoniheba left her war-torn country of Burundi to seek refuge in SA, but now she faces deportation to a country where she has no family.

“I left home because they killed my husband and my firstborn son. My parents are also dead. I don’t have anyone to go back to,” said an emotional Sinzoniheba.

She is one of 500 refugees who were moved from the UN High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) in Brooklyn, Pretoria, on Thursday after camping outside the premises since last month...

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