Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi has expressed concern about “corruption on the Zimbabwe side of the Beitbridge Border Post” regarding the issuing of COVID 19 certificates. Motsoaledi is in Limpopo observing operations at the Beitbridge Border Post.
More than 500 foreign nationals have been arrested so far this weekend, while others have been deported back to their countries of origin for failing to produce COVID-19 certificates and trying to enter the country illegally.
Motsoaledi says corruption from the Zimbabwean side makes it difficult to deal with illegal immigrants.
“We are worried. We have said this before that we heard rumours that there are people who will come with fraudulent certificates and we have found them and we are returning them. We are arresting people with no documents; either COVID-19 or passport. Even yesterday, they arrested 500; that’s happening every day from what I told you. They showed me a video where Zimbabwean soldiers and police were helping people to come I asked ‘what’s that?’”