- Various clips of Zimbabwean nationals flocking into South Africa via the Beitridge border has been shared online
- In the clips, hundreds of Zim nationals appear to be waiting to gain entry into the country creating severe overcrowding at the border
- According to reports, the people have left their country in hopes of finding a better life in SA
Various clips of hundreds of Zimbabwean nationals flocking into South Africa has been shared online. In the clips, the Zimbabwean people can be seen walking towards the border in large numbers.
According to reports, the people have no caused a backlog at the border as authorities wait for the hundreds of people to prove that they have tested negative for Covid-19 before gaining access to the country.
Many people also believe that despite being forced to wait for hours and risking being infected with Covid-19, the Zim nationals have decided that suffering while gaining entry into SA will be better than staying home in Zimbabwe which is currently crumbling under Covid-19 pressures.
SA journalist Hopewell Chin'ono shared this on Twitter:
"This is the situation this morning at the Beitbridge border. These Zimbabweans are now on the South African side of the border waiting to be processed so that they can be let out to proceed to South Africa. This is a sign of how desperate Zimbabweans are due to the economic mess."
Briefly.co.za previously reported Police officers have been attacked by angered community members in Greenside outside of Polokwane, Limpopo.
The SA Police Service confirmed that police officers had been assaulted and vehicles pelted with rocks after community members attempted to free undocumented foreign nationals from police vans on Saturday.
SA Police Spokesperson Motlafela Mojapelo explained that one undocumented foreigner had been shot and injured after reportedly threatening to stab a cop.
“The Acting Provincial Commissioner of Police in Limpopo, Major General Jaan Scheepers, has strongly condemned the incident that took place at Greenside extension 44 where the police came under attack by community members who managed to release undocumented foreign nationals from the police vehicle. Cases of assault on police, malicious damage to property, and other crime have been opened.”
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Source: Briefly News