Limpopo Police Intercept Convoy From Zimbabwe With 133 Illegal Foreigners, Including 73 Children

Limpopo Police Intercept Convoy From Zimbabwe With 133 Illegal Foreigners, Including 73 Children

  • Limpopo police recently intercepted an 11-vehicle convoy from Zimbabwe headed to Polokwane
  • Shockingly 133 illegal foreigners, among them 73 children, were taken into custody for lacking legal documentation
  • South African people on social media are stunned by the influx of undocumented foreigners into the country
A group of illegal foreigners from Zimbabwe
Illegal foreigners heading to Polokwane were arrested in Limpopo. Image: @MARIUSBROODRYK
Source: Twitter

LIMPOPO - Limpopo's provincial tracking team made an interception on Thursday evening when they halted an 11-vehicle convoy en route from Zimbabwe to Polokwane.

Among the 133 passengers were 73 children aged between six months and 17 years old. The passengers were arrested when they failed to provide legal documentation for being in the country.

Seizure of multiple vehicles

The police seized one Toyota Fortuner, two Toyota Hilux GD6 double-cab bakkies with canopies, and eight Toyota Quantums in the convoy, reported SowetanLIVE.

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Police investigations still ongoing

The police are conducting further investigations into the intercepted convoy.

Citizens weighed in on the arrests and questioned the circumstances leading to them getting across the border.

See some comments below:

Puleng Monethi asked:

"Where are so many Zimbabweans going? Are we missing something? Last time it was 400 children."

Isaack Seleko posted:

"Bangena ngevoshoo straight."

Marshall Muguto mentioned:

"All countries are now opening borders, you are still talking about interceptions."

Mpho Raphunga said:

"You can argue alone if you want. But I say 133 criminals were intercepted."

Wrap Karabo wrote:

"With 11 cars?"

@MatomeEsrom stated:

"While border management accept bribery."

Marietjie Groen asked:

"In a convoy! How did they get past the border control?"

Fanus Gouws mentioned:

"Exactly! All corrupt together, rotten from top to bottom."

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"These Zimbabweans, really? Why can’t they fix their own country instead of flooding to other countries? Nobody needs them anymore, they are trouble."

@Vote4YourLeader commented:

"See. It can be done."

Inability to count illegal migrants exposed

In another article, Briefly News reported South Africans were left baffled by Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's announcement that his department does not know exactly how many illegal foreigners are in South Africa.

Motsoaledi shed light on this while giving an update on citizenship, immigration and refugee protection in Pretoria.

Source: Briefly News

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