After being detained and having their asylum claims rejected in South Africa, a group of 22 Afghan allies who were under Taliban attack sought safety in Zimbabwe. They endure hard conditions before eventually turning to the United States for help. Embassy.
A group of 22 Afghan allies who were on a Taliban kill list found refuge in Zimbabwe after facing detention in Zimbabwe and rejection of asylum in South Africa. The group had been targeted by the Taliban due to their support of U.S. personnel. American veteran and pastor Jonathon Alcocer played a crucial role in securing their safety. After arriving in Zimbabwe, they were intended to travel to the South African border to claim asylum, but South African officials denied them entry. The group faced difficult conditions during their detention in Zimbabwe, including interrogation, lack of food and water, and unsanitary living conditions. Eventually, the charges against them were dropped, and they were able to depart for Zambia with the assistance of the U.S. Embassy. They are currently awaiting the processing of special immigrant visas to the U.S., which is facing a significant backlog.