Botswana border posts closed over floods

2014-03-16 11:00
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Cape Town - Staff at border posts between South Africa and Botswana were evacuated on Saturday after floods left several bridges along the Limpopo River submerged.

According to the Sunday Times, four border posts had to be closed.

A police spokesperson said the Platjan, Grobler’s Bridge, Zanzibar and Pontdrift border posts were closed and about 120 immigration officers and police officers have been moved to Lephalale.

Travellers between Limpopo and Botswana have been urged to use alternate border crossings in the North West province.

The heavy rain over the past two weeks has left widespread devastation across much of Limpopo, Gauteng, North West and Mpumalanga.

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