Motsoaledi explains deployment of border patrollers to protect entry points to SA

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Authorities pictured at the Beitbridge border between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
Authorities pictured at the Beitbridge border between South Africa and Zimbabwe.
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Patrol guards deployed by the Border Management Authority (BMA) do not seek to compete with the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) to protect the country's borders.

The BMA needs close to R3 billion to pay staff to be fully functional, while another estimated R5.2 billion would be needed for goods and services.

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