Beitbridge border

  • 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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    Truckers unhappy with Beitbridge border queues

    ADEQUATE measures are in place to deal with the influx of people at the Beitbridge border between South Africa and Zimbabwe but truck congestion remains an issue. On Monday, 20 land borders reopened after more than a month of closure to trying to curb the spread of COVID-19.  Truck drivers are asking both South African and Zimbabwean governments to improve…

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    S.A. asks Zimbabwe to allow more trucks into Zimbabwe

    SOUTH Africa’s Deputy Minister of Home Affairs Njabulo Nzuza says they have requested their Zimbabwean counterparts to increase the number of trucks allowed to cross to Zimbabwe through the Beitbridge Border Post per day. He says this will ease congestion at the border post. Nzuza was at the border post observing today’s reopening of the border. Beitbridge and other land posts…

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