WATCH: Borders free-for-all during COVID-19

The Nkomazi Municipality in Mpumalanga appealing for a greater law enforcement presence at the border before the situation spirals out of control. Courtesy of #DStv403

MALELANE - The Nkomazi Municipality in Mpumalanga is appealing for help as it battles illegal border crossings on two fronts.

It wants a greater law enforcement presence at the border before the situation spirals out of control.

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Residents say people cross over the border from Eswatini in desperation for basic necessities like food and medical assistance.

A similar situation is unfolding at the Mozambican border.

READ: Eswatini to intensify COVID-19 lockdown regulations

Illegal immigrants are using this path to cross over to Mozambique and back into South Africa.

The municipality says this issue is a huge concern for them and is placing the lives of many in danger, especially now with the coronavirus pandemic.

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