Rising hunger and poverty in Zimbabwe are forcing more people to cross the border illegally into South Africa despite lockdown regulations and the dangers of the spread of COVID-19.

Zimbabweans have been seen going through the fence of the border between South Africa and Zimbabwe into South Africa and boarding taxis to Musina to buy food and go back to their country.

Some Zimbabweans actually go into South Africa with goods like cigarettes into South Africa to sell in Musina before going back to Zimbabwe.

South African Police near the boarder are said to be aware of this but have failed to manage the situation because people will still find other means of going through the boarder.