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11 Zimbabwean Border Jumpers Drown In Limpopo River

11 Zimbabwean Border Jumpers Drown In Limpopo River

Eleven (11) Zimbabwean border jumpers are feared to have drowned in separate incidents attempting to cross the Limpopo River into South Africa.

A boat carrying eight (8) Zimbabweans who were attempting to cross the crocodile-infested Limpopo River into South Africa reportedly capsized near Gate 7 east of the border post on Sunday.

The other three were reportedly swept away in different incidents also on Sunday.

Beitbridge Police District Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo confirmed to News24 that only one body had been recovered so far. Said Nyongo:

So far a body has been recovered, but has yet to be identified. Two more bodies are in the river, but on the SA side and to retrieve them, there’s [the] need [for the] services of a helicopter because the water current is strong.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP)’s Aub-Aqua Unit had been trying to get the bodies since Sunday when they were reported to authorities, without success.

Superintendent Nyongo said they had informed the South African Police Services (SAPS) who were expected to dispatch a helicopter to the area.

News24 reported sources in Beitbridge as saying that the eight believed to have drowned were seen in an inflated boat near Dite Village, 40 kilometres east and downstream from the bridge.

However, Superintendent Nyongo said ZRP had not received the report about the boat.

More: News24

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14 Comments

ITAI ZVAMANGAMUCHINGOITA 7 months ago

ZIMBABWEANS SHOULD STOP FORCING THEIR WAY INTO SOUTH AFRICA.STAY AT HOME LETS FIX OUR PROBLEMS REGISTER TO VOTE.XIMBABWE INE MARI IYI GUYS KUDARIKA MARands


Memory 7 months ago

Uuu zvakaoma kufira mhuri

Ambitious 7 months ago

Sure
My wish is that 1 day I will build a Zimbabwe that no one has ever dreamt of .I can not tolerate to be in a country where I have to rub shoulders with gays and lesbians everyday.

Gogodera 7 months ago

😭😭


Gonzhong 7 months ago

Very sad indeed, almost swept away myself in 2004 after being forced to cross a furious Limpopo by magumaguma😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭


Progress Mguni 7 months ago

Shame kutsvaka raramo lyf is very difficult


Charles bondera 7 months ago

Unoigadzira sei nyika yacho uri wega ivo vakuru vamakasarudza vachitadza kugadzira nyika yeZimbabwe . Tiri mumoto varume tiri kutsvaka vana Razaro vazotinunura tanzwa nemoto manje todii wangova moto kwete .chatoziva ndechekuti kana uri mumiriri wevana tanga waona kuti vangu vaguta here vawana zvavanoda here ndavafadza here kana ukazotorawo zvakawanda iwe wafeeder vana vako isu hatizvitsvake .


Chichi 7 months ago

So sad kutsvaka raramo bt let's not force

ourselves pakupinda mumvura especially this rainy season


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Chikandamina 7 months ago

Very sad,raramo ndiyo irikutariswa.


Sir king dejavu wejecha 7 months ago

May their souls rest in peace


Bright 7 months ago

Hey zvinorwadza hazvo ummmm Zim ma1 hayo


mlambo 7 months ago

marwadzo mwari pindirai


Zman 7 months ago

Zvotyisa izvi apa ndrikuda kutombopinda joza mangwana zvangu


NDUMISO MAHLANGU 7 months ago

Veduwee vangavakaenda kunotandarira exmasse KuZim..sekuvonakwangu kutogaraikoko womirirakuisa (X)ipopaya.Sekudakwangu ndodakutiti rewinder Zim..kutiidzokerechaipo-ipo patakaitora iri kubvakuna "Smith"mazivazvandareva.Panekutitingochembera Torizvibhonda kunedzimwenyika.Asiipapo tisiri mapofu kanazvirema Aaaa imwika-imwi!



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