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Four Out of Five Diasporan Zimbabweans Live in South Africa

  • Zimbabwe gives first official data on nationals living abroad
  • U.K. has largest number of Zimbabweans outside Africa

Four out of five of the almost 1 million Zimbabweans officially outside the country live in South Africa.

The continent’s most-industrialized nation, South Africa is officially home to 773,246 of the 908,913 Zimbabwean nationals that make up the diaspora, the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency said on Tuesday. The data provides the first official estimate of the number of Zimbabweans living abroad after a census was carried out in April, the agency’s Director-General Taguma Mahonde said by phone.