130 000 flee army killings to South Africa
"The already compromised immigration system at Beitbridge is crumbling under the pressure of thousands Zimbabweans who are seeking refuge as they are running away from what has become a nightmare in their country." DA said in a statement.
"People have died. Bystanders have been shot senselessly, homes have been raided and the entire country is on lockdown. According to the border officials, there was a single day in January when over 130 000 people crossed the border to South Africa."
DA's Spokesperson on Immigration, Jacques Julius on Wednesday conducted an oversight inspection at the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe to assess conditions following unrest and violence in the country.
"The crisis in Zimbabwe will no doubt worsened what is already a broken South African immigration system which is failing to offer efficient and effective immigration services." Julius said.
Julius said he interviewed Zimbabweans at the border who told him the situation is bad in the country and they are crossing to South Africa looking for opportunities.
Watch Julius giving the narration below:
Today, our Spokesperson on Immigration, @jacques_julius, conducted an oversight inspection at the Beit Bridge border post between SA & Zimbabwe to assess conditions following unrest & violence in our neighboring country.— Democratic Alliance (@Our_DA) January 23, 2019
WATCH: Jacques giving a lowdown. #SecureOurBorders now! pic.twitter.com/Jjw0bELqlR