SA's Porous Borders | WATCH | Country sold out for R300 - Motsoaledi

Minister of Home Affairs Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has applauded those who assisted in the arrest of an illegal border crossing syndicate. An 18-month operation has resulted in the arrest of 8 suspects at the Lebombo Border Post. The Minister speaks to eNCA’s Masego Rahlaga. Courtesy #DStv403 #eNCA

JOHANNESBURG - Officials are paid just R300 to allow illegal immigrants to cross the border.

This emerged during the investigation at the Lebombo border post.

Minister Motsoaledi, says it's painful that it takes so little to sell out the country.

Meanwhile, the Hawks believe it's broken the back of an illegal border crossing syndicate.

An 18-month operation has resulted in the arrest of 8 suspects.

WATCH | Border crossing syndicate members nabbed

They include 6 Home Affairs officials, a police officer and a Mozambican national.

The suspects were arrested at the Lebombo Border Post, at Komatipoort.

It's alleged they were issuing illegal immigrants false documentation to enter the country.

The suspects are expected to appear in court on Monday.  

Minister of Home Affairs, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has applauded those who assisted in the arrests.

Watch the video above for more details.

Source
eNCA

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