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WATCH: Pro whites group launch project to help secure South Africa's Beitbridge border

by Staff reporter
14 Jun 2022 at 08:29hrs | Views
Afrikaner rights organisation, AfriForum has launched a new project to help secure South Africa's borders, this comes after South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa allowed vigilante groups to operate in that country without any limits.
 The Border Guard Initiative was started after the poor border control between South Africa and Zimbabwe was exposed in the documentary film Open Borders. AfriForum's neighborhood watch members are helping in the area to keep the community safe.
The first action of the initiative is the donation of two sniffer dogs to AfriForum's Musina neighbourhood watch. Both dogs (Duke and Hailey) have been trained to cut and Duke is specifically trained to sniff out guns and drugs.

To explain how exactly this will work and how it fits in with government initiatives that are already in place is AfriForum's Campaign Manager Jacques Broodryk.

The Border Watch Initiative's first course of action was to donate two sniffer dogs to AfriForum's neighbourhood watch in Musina. Both these dogs (Duke and Hailey) are trained trackers and Duke is specifically trained to sniff out firearms and drugs.

"Duke and Hailey will be valuable assets to strengthen the Musina neighbourhood watch's methods to catch smugglers and seize their smuggled goods. The smugglers use the areas with dense bushes to cross the border and these sniffer dogs will assist the neighbourhood watch to quickly get on the trail of the smugglers. Duke will also help law enforcement during roadblocks because of his specific skills to sniff out firearms and drugs," says Jacques Broodryk, Campaigns Manager at AfriForum.

The Border Watch Initiative will also focus on strengthening and supporting AfriForum's safety structures across the country. Various individuals and organisations have already indicated that they would like to sponsor equipment for the neighbourhood and farm watches in border areas.

"Between June and September of last year alone AfriForum's neighbourhood watch in Musina helped to seize smuggled goods with a total value of more than R12 million. This has a substantial impact on the illegal activities and, according to information we have received, some of these smugglers have thrown in the towel because of the resilience of our volunteers. This is an enormous success," says Broodryk.

Source - online