South Africa Moving To Shut Out Zim Migrants – ZimEye

South Africa Shifting To Shut Out Zim Migrants

South Africa’s Residence Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi has ordered officers to revoke the cross border licence of a Zimbabwean bus firm discovered carrying undocumented immigrants.

Motsoaledi was at Beitbridge on Easter Monday to evaluate the unlawful immigration disaster on the finish of the vacation interval.

He reacted angrily when a Rimbi Journey and Excursions bus was intercepted allegedly carrying unlawful immigrants from Zimbabwe.

“I’m irritated as a result of the homeowners of that bus assume we’re clowns in South Africa. They don’t obey any legislation in any way, they got a cross border licence by the authorities however they’re misusing it,” Motsoaledi fumed.

“I’m irritated as a result of very not too long ago they had been fined R420,000 for ferrying unlawful individuals in South Africa and that’s the legislation. Based on the legislation, they need to be paying R15,000 per individual however they by no means paid, and I’m made to grasp they’re allowed (on the street) but they by no means paid.

“What’s worse is that the driving force doesn’t have a passport. There’s no means on the earth a bus driver could be allowed to cross a border and not using a passport.

“I’ve ordered him to be arrested as a result of he’s a ordinary legislation breaker. That’s undermining a rustic, that point is over and one thing critical goes to occur.”

Motsoaledi claimed “the largest downside in South Africa is individuals crossing the border illegally.”

Lots of of individuals had been arrested attempting to enter South Africa illegally in the course of the Easter break, the minister mentioned.

Motsoaledi witnessed the burning of tyres which had been seized by South African border officers as they had been being transported to Zimbabwe.

“It’s not solely the individuals, there are tyres burnt by a joint operation of immigration officers, the police and the military, as a result of they’re being smuggled into Zimbabwe,” he revealed.

“It’s not like we don’t need individuals to cross the border with tyres, legally they need to, however the Zimbabwe authorities doesn’t need them to purchase from South Africa however regionally.”

The border administration authority established six months in the past had made headway in combating unlawful actions on the border, he claimed.

“From Monday, April 11, to Monday the 18th of April, greater than 700 individuals have been arrested,” the minister mentioned.

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