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14 illegal immigrants heading to Joburg found packed in a bakkie

Gauteng Police stopped a bakkie with 14 illegal immigrants, mostly women, from Zimbabwe to Gauteng. The illegal immigrants alleged that they each paid the driver R1 500 to transport them to Johannesburg.

The driver was also arrested for bribery after he offered the law enforcement certain amount for them to be allowed to go through Operation O Kae Molao.

The South African Department of Home Affairs, SAPS and SADF have reportedly set up a massive roadblock between Hammanskraal and Kranshop in preparation for the mass deportation of undocumented Zimbabweans.

Scores of undocumented Zimbabwean nationals who access the country by jumping the border fence are being deported back to Zimbabwe. A roadblock has been set up between Musina and the border. Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi is conducting a site inspection.

Motsoaledi said besides the Musina roadblock, there are two other roadblocks at Baobab and another one at Mantsole.

Under the plan announced by the South African government in November 2021, Zimbabwe Exemption Permit (ZEP) holders will get a one-year grace period to regularise their stay in South Africa, after which those whose applications would have failed are required to return home.




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