If you have not seen the details in the Addy, here is the background:


Nyasha's deportation fight

We are shocked that we, Australia, are sending this wonderful bright young man back to Zimbabwe.

We are very pleased to see Frank Costa and Keith Fagg supporting him , but really feel we all need to do that.
Can we all please send messages or phone Richard Marles MP, many voices are better than one. ph 5221 3033
You have to remember that because of the mistake ( not his ) that was made he might never be able to come back to Aus again.

Please do it now.


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" Nyasha Muchochomi, 25, has less than three weeks left in the country after a visa mishap that could see him barred from returning to Australia for three years.

Well-known for his volunteer work over the past six years, Mr Muchochomi is rated one of Geelong's finest young community leaders by people such as mayor Keith Fagg, business leader Frank Costa and Committee for Geelong chief Rebecca Casson.

 After completing a Bachelor of Commerce at Deakin University last year, Mr Muchochomi was invited to study for a Masters of International Business. He was to start the course later this year, but says his immigration lawyer died, and his visa papers were not filed in time.

He has since engaged a new lawyer in a bid to overturn an exclusion that would prevent him from returning to Australia for the next three years or apply for permanent Australian residency.

 "Ideally I'd like to have the permanent residency option, but my ultimate plan is to study here and get education and experience so that I can go back home one day and provide leadership," Mr Muchochomi explained. "I want the chance to finish what I have started."

He is a graduate of the Committee For Geelong's Barwon Community Leadership Program, an active Rotarian, a much-loved footballer at North Shore and the founder of SHUNGU Inc, a not-for-profit group that arranges and sponsors exchange programs between Victoria and Zimbabwe.

Although he originally planned to study in Melbourne, Mr Muchochomi said he was glad fate had brought him to Geelong.

"The one thing I love about Geelong is that everybody gets together and works together. We have many wise leaders," he said.

"I've found more opportunities here than in Melbourne. I think the laid back style of people just suits my character."

He counts leaders such as Mr Costa, Cr Fagg and Ms Casson among his mentors and friends.

"I was very impressed with him," Mr Costa said yesterday.

"I think he would make a very good citizen. His attitude is first class and he understands the importance of hard work."

Cr Fagg said, in the short time Mr Muchochomi had been in Australia, he had made a positive impact on the Geelong community.

If Mr Muchochomi and his lawyer can't make Immigration Department officials to rethink his case, he will be forced to fly to Zimbabwe on August 18."

We urge you to lobby the local MP and gain support for Nash's case ( please do this now)
Losing him would be a loss to the Community and Rotary and would effectively deprive us of a wonderful caring young man.

You can contact us via this site for more detail.

The Rotary club of Bayside Geelong would like you to get behind us and Nash to fight for the deportation to be reconsidered in light of the circumstance above.