More than 500 illegal immigrants have been arrrested along limpopo river between Saturday and Sunday.

This comes after Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi said those without proper documentation and covid-19 certificates will be deported.

The minister said he is assessing the situation thus helicopters and boats will be deployed at the river to crackdown on illegal immigrants.

Speaking to arrested immigrants, they revealed that they were leaving Zimbabwe for greener pastures following hardship that hit the country.