Calm returns to Beitbridge, but attempts to enter SA illegally continue

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A SANDF soldier with two men caught trying to enter South Africa under the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo.
A SANDF soldier with two men caught trying to enter South Africa under the Beitbridge border post in Limpopo.
News24/Alex Mitchley

Following the chaotic scenes that unfolded at Beitbridge border post during the first days of 2021, normality has returned - and it includes Zimbabwean nationals attempting to enter the country illegally.

The Beitbridge border post in Limpopo on Tuesday was a far cry from the events recorded last week, where thousands of Zimbabweans desperately tried to cross into South Africa, shortly before their country went into a hard lockdown.

What was described as a humanitarian crisis also prompted the government to close all 20 land ports of entry to reduce congestion and the high risk of transmission.

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