Aaron Motsoeledi

  • Africa & World

    Removing apartheid-era electric fence border with Zimbabwe was a mistake: Motsoaledi

    SOUTH Africa’s Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi says removing apartheid-era electric fences to secure the border was a “terrible mistake.” Motsoaledi spoke on Monday as he expressed his exasperation with the unending flow of illegal immigrants, particularly from Zimbabwe, which he blamed on “joblessness and hunger.” Motsoaledi said they were employing drones and other technologies to thwart illegal immigrants, but…

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  • Africa & World

    SA to reopen 20 land border borders including Zimbabwe

    SOUTH Africa will reopen 20 land border crossings to allow normal travel, lifting restrictions which formed part of wide-ranging measures to slow the spread of surging coronavirus infections, Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi said Saturday. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced on Jan.11 that 20 land border posts coming into South Africa will be closed until February 15 under adjusted level 3…

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    SA officials rush to clear thousands of Zimbabweans at Beitbridge border

    SOUTH Africa’s immigration officials, health workers and the army toiled on Tuesday night to process thousands of Zimbabweans trying to get into SA ahead of a 30-day travel ban by their country. Videos showing thousands of people queuing at Beitbridge border post on the Zimbabwe side circulated on social media. There was no social distancing. The Zimbabwean government introduced a…

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