ERECTION of the new 40km fence at the Beitbridge border post separating South Africa from Zimbabwe has started .

The fence which is meant to keep foreign nationals out of the country in an attempt to prevent the spread of the coronavirus is expected to cost about R37 million.

The 1.8m-high fence would span 20km on each side of the border post

The fence was destroyed long back by illegal immigrants crossing from Zimbabwe to South Africa.

The erection of the fence has created employment among the locals, it will also help curb criminal activities that had been occurring in the past years.