A thug who carried out horrifying acts of torture for Robert Mugabe escaped jail yesterday – despite earning £151,000 while working illegally in Britain. Phillip Machemedze, 47, was able to work here for seven years as a carer for those with learning disabilities and on a unit dealing with drug and alcohol addicts. There was outrage earlier this year when he was allowed to stay in Britain to protect his human rights. An immigration court in May ruled he must be allowed to stay because he could face mistreatment if sent back to Zimbabwe. Yesterday he admitted breaking immigration rules – but was told he will not be jailed if he volunteers for just half a day a week for the next six months.
This guy SHOULD be sent back on the next boat to Zimbabwe, steerage class. The fact that we give sanctuary to torturers does not make us morally superior or enlightened in any way. It shows we are weak and that weakness is what Machemedza and his ilks exploit daily.