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From asylum seeker to banker: Zimbabwean in Hong Kong pays it forward

SCMP, 10 Apr 2021
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Innocent Mutanga fled his home in Zimbabwe to Hong Kong in 2013 as a political refugee.
After at first ending up sleeping on the streets, Innocent found a way to overcome his challenges and enrol in a local university before eventually becoming the first asylum seeker to graduate from a Hong Kong tertiary institution. Now an investment banker, Innocent has been paying it forward by helping other asylum seekers process their claims in Hong Kong, which does not recognise refugee status. Innocent is also helping to raise awareness about African culture and break racial stereotypes about the community through a social enterprise he set up.

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