SA’s R37m Covid fence ‘joke’

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SA’s R37m Covid fence ‘joke’

Hasty barrier laughed off by Zimbabwe’s many border hoppers

Senior reporter

A stream of people illegally transporting groceries and cigarettes between SA and Zimbabwe in April laughed off SA’s hastily constructed R37m border fence as a “joke”.

The Sunday Times visited Beitbridge, where the border post between the two countries has been closed to nonessential traffic to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

“This is not a fence,” laughed Busani Sibanda, moments after crossing the Limpopo River into SA...

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