South Africa Erects Roadblocks to Stop Wave of Zimbabwe Migrants

South Africa Erects Roadblocks to Stop Wave of Zimbabwe Migrants


South Africa’s government recently erected four separate checkpoints along its border with Zimbabwe in an effort to detect and arrest “hundreds of undocumented Zimbabweans” who have crossed into South Africa illegally in recent days, the online newspaper New Zimbabwe reported on Tuesday.

South Africa’s Department of Homes Affairs funded the construction of the roadblocks, manned by national police and defense forces along with South African customs officials. Two of the checkpoints are located “at Baobab, one at Musina and another at Mantsole,” according to New Zimbabwe.

South African Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi visited and inspected a roadblock at South Africa’s Beitbridge Border Post on January 3. He told eNews Channel Africa (eNCA) that “on Monday morning alone a total of 179 undocumented

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