beitbridge.jpgPolice in Beitbridge have arrested more than 7 000 suspected border jumpers and scores of others linked to other crimes.

Matabeleland South provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Tafanana Dzirutwe said the arrests were made during an on-going festive period anti-crime operation.
 
The operation, launched two weeks ago, mainly targets touts operating at the border, highway armed robbers, reckless drivers, prostitutes and public beer drinkers.

 The South African government has made it clear that it will deport Zimbabweans after tomorrow’s deadline for locals living in the country illegally.

Although they were earlier warned to  register for legal documents to regularise their stay, many people still flock there through illegal means.