Reitumetse Makwea
Journalist
3 minute read
11 Apr 2022
5:30 am

SANDF soldiers watch helplessly as Zim army help illegal immigrants across border

Reitumetse Makwea

Senior SANDF officers are concerned the two armies could “start shooting at each other” out of frustration.

Disgruntled South Africans march in Orange Grove, Johannesburg, 13 February 2022, calling on the removal of illegal immigrants from within economic sector. Picture: Michel Bega

Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is not ready to officially launch the Border Management Authority (BMA), nor deploy the promised 200 “border guards”, who are supposed to monitor illegal cross-border activity. The initial announcements were made late last year. Motsoaledi referred to the border guards this weekend, following the gruesome murder of Zimbabwean national Evlis Nyathi in Diepsloot last week. ALSO READ: ‘Diepsloot issue is beyond immigration, it’s about criminality’- Motsoaledi The government said it would recruit, interview and appoint 200 people as border guards, buy 15 vehicles, and get logos, emblems and uniforms designed. However, Motsoaledi said the...