Beitbridge border officials arrested


Four BeitBridge border officials are expected to appear in the Musina Magistrate’s Court in Limpopo today (Monday) on charges of fraud and corruption, SABC has reported.

Three are from Home Affairs and one from South Africa Revenue Authority ( SARS).

According to SABC, they were among 15 suspects arrested by the Hawks.


The officials allegedly received bribes to process documents illegally for foreign nationals at the border post with Zimbabwe.Meanwhile, 17 people  appeared  in the BeitBridge Magistrate’s Court on the Zimbabwean side of the border,  charged with public violence.




Lawyers for Human Rights say 10 of the accused were assaulted by police when they were rounded after Friday’s protests on the Zimbabwean side.

A revenue authorities warehouse was set alight and shops looted in protest at Zimbabwe’s new restrictions on imports of certain goods.

The 17  where been remanded in custody until when their bail application will be heard.

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