Zimbabwean charter flight of 21 July 2021: A further deferral of removal directions

Two statements later, 4 separate sets of representations and bundles of researched evidence, removal directions have been cancelled for yet another Zimbabwean “deportee” .

Statements and representations were emailed to the Home Office on Friday, 16 July 2021 following detention on 13 July 2021.

At 3.50pm this afternoon, an email was received notifying that removal had been cancelled.

A father with British children had been targeted for removal by charter flight on 21 July 2021.

Court proceedings not required.

Round 2. Release issues.

Don’t give up! Zimbabwean removal deferred within 48hours of instructions


Four detailed statements later, five sets of representations, numerous discussions with claimant’s wife, removal has now been referred without the need for any court proceedings.

Instructed late Saturday afternoon, 17 July 2021. By Monday, 2.45pm removal had been deferred for a claimant who has been here for 20years , with British children, appeal rights exhausted and subject to a deportation order.

Perseverance, perseverance, perseverance. Research, research and even more research. Above all reflection and strategization.  And absolutely no sleep for 24hours.

I encourage claimants, legal representatives and campaigners not to give up!