Zimbabwe arrests 38 Ethiopian illegal immigrants

Beitbridge in Zimbabwe which is at the border with South Africa. 38 illegal Ethiopian immigrants were arrested here as they attempted to cross to South Africa. The crew of the bus that was carrying them, which is owned by an influential member of President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu PF was also detained. GOOGLE MAPS

What you need to know:

  • The suspects aged between 20 and 30 had also reportedly used an illegal entry point to enter Zimbabwe from Mozambique.
  • Zimbabwe is used by traffickers as a key route because of its porous Beitbridge border with South Africa.
  • Thousands are sent back home every year but they quickly find their way back to South Africa using the illegal entry points.

Zimbabwe has arrested 38 Ethiopians who were trying to cross into South Africa through an illegal crossing point.

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