SA sets up roadblocks, arrests ‘hundreds’ of undocumented Zimbabweans

The South African Department of Home Affairs working in conjunction with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African National Defence Forces (SANDF) have set up massive roadblocks between Hammanskraal and Kranshop in for the deportation of undocumented Zimbabweans.

Scores of undocumented Zimbabwean nationals who access the country by jumping the border fence are being deported back to Zimbabwe.

Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi who is conducting a site inspection said the roadblocks are fire walls to stop undocumented Zimbabweans from getting into South Africa.

The South African army has alleged that the Zimbabwean military commanders are ignoring pleas that Zimbabwean soldiers are taking bribes and allowing undocumented Zimbabweans to go into South Africa.