Deported Zim man says he participated in 20 murders, several rapes and multiple tortures for Mugabe

A former member of Robert Mugabe’s dreaded spy police, Central Intelligence Organisatio(CIO), who admitted to rape, murder and torture in his homeland has left New Zealand, after the Immigration Minister refused him a work visa.

The Zimbabwean man, who called himself William Nduku, travelled there on a fake South African passport in 2015.

While New Zealand authorities questioned whether William Nduku was the Zimbabwean man’s real name, that was how he identified himself while he was in New Zealand.

He told immigration officials he feared being tortured if he returned to Zimbabwe at the hands of his former employers, the  Zimbabwe Central Intelligence Office, or CIO.

That allowed Mr Nduku to claim the status of a Protected Person – that gave him limited rights to stay in New Zealand as Protected Persons cannot be deported, but he was not legally allowed to work.

Through his lawyer, Deborah Manning, he applied for a work visa under a provision of the Immigration Act that allows the minister to grant visas in special cases.

He was released from Immigration custody in November 2015, and the police were advised.

He told Fairfax Media earlier this year “he was forced to serve in Mugabe’s secret police and participated in up to 20 murders, several rapes and multiple tortures”.

At the time, Prime Minister, Bill English said the public was right to be worried about Mr Nduku staying in New Zealand but “authorities had to follow the law” in considering his application.

Last November, Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse refused to grant Mr Nduku a work visa and he left in March, but it is not known what country he was heading to.