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Zimbabwe Deports 2 South African Union Workers

Zimbabwe's main labor union says two South African-based trade union workers were deported Wednesday shortly after they arrived in Harare where they were planning to discuss the establishment of a trade union school.

The Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) said immigration officials told Bobbie Marie and Vihemina Prout to return home, because they did not have a clearance from the Ministry of Labor to meet union officials.

ZCTU secretary-general Wellington Chibebe said the latest deportation proves that Zimbabwe is a nation "under seige."

Last week, Zimbabwe expelled a delegation of the South African trade union COSATU, which tried to conduct a fact-finding mission in the country.

Some information for this story provided by Reuters and AFP.