Beitbridge border: Motsoaledi says army makes over 500 arrests daily

At least 500 undocumented Zimbabweans are being arrested daily, trying to enter the country illegally. That's according to Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi. #DStv403 #eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - More than 500 undocumented Zimbabweans are arrested daily, trying to enter the country illegally, according to Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi.

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The Defence Force is set to deploy helicopters to patrol the Limpopo River, and the SA Police Service will be in boats, to stop immigrants from entering South Africa illegally.

Several people have been arrested near the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo. Security has been increased at the crossing from Zimbabwe, whose lockdown means only cargo vehicles are being allowed through. eNCA's Aviwe Mtila is following this story for us. #DStv403

"The army arrests more than 500 every day. They arrest them right at the border and send them back. The SAPS boat is also working there, chasing them away."

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Motsoaledi says more arrests should be expected.

Meanwhile, several people have been arrested near the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo.

Watch the video above for more details.

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eNCA

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