Additional Officials Deployed at Ports of Entry

Written by on 31 December, 2020

Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi says his department will deploy an additional 160 officials at six busiest land ports of entry to process returning travellers until 14 January 2021

Motsoaledi says this outlining plans for operations at the ports of entry from 2 January until 14 January that have been approved by the National Joint Operational and Intelligence Structure (NatJoints).

During this period, traveller volumes are expected to be above normal because of people returning to South Africa.

These include the Beitbridge Border Post with Zimbabwe; Lebombo Border Post with Mozambique; Oshoek Border Post with Kingdom of Eswatini; Maseru Bridge with Lesotho; Ficksburg with Lesotho, and Kopfontein with Botswana.

Motsoaledi adds that an additional 60 immigration law enforcement officers will be deployed to support the SA National Defence Force at identified high risk areas along the borderline where people have a tendency to cross illegally into SA.

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