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Border Jumping Chief Arrested While Trying To Illegally Enter South Africa

Border Jumping Chief Arrested While Trying To Illegally Enter South Africa

A traditional leader from Masvingo Province has appeared before the courts over border jumping and was fined ZW$40 000.

Chief Maranda of Mwenezi was also convicted of bribery.

The 46-year-old Mwenezi leader was arrested after trying to cross into South Africa without a valid passport using an illegal crossing point.

Upon being intercepted by a police officer, Chief Maranda produced an R100 bribe.

The Chiefโ€™s legal counsel Jabulani Mberesi and Muchiwande Sithole pleaded for a lighter sentence arguing that the accused is a first offender.

In his ruling, Beitbridge Resident Magistrate Tafadzwa Gwazemba stated that Chief Maranda has a great moral responsibility as a traditional leader hence he should lead by example.

The traditional leader faces two months in prison if he fails to pay the fine.

Many people have over the past two decades used illegal entry points to enter neighbouring South Africa.

Most of them will be fleeing from the biting economy, some will be seeking refuge after being persecuted by political opponents while some will be fleeing justice after breaking the law.

Chief Marandaโ€™s case comes when some Zimbabweans are being persecuted eMzansi for taking jobs โ€œbelonging to South Africans.โ€

More: Pindula News; ZBC News (Innocent Nxumalo)

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11 Comments

Asalif 1ย month ago

there was no way the Chief would go stay in South Africa but I suspect he was going to seek medical attention


๐Ÿšฉ 1ย month ago

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€ ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† .


Ano 1ย month ago

Ko iSure, sorry Chief vedu, hope munosungurwa basa rienderere mberi


ccc 1ย month ago

regai chief vaende South Africa imi zvinoshamisa here zvekuti chief vajamba border 2017 Mnangagwa akajamba wani border


nzara 1ย month ago

inzara chete hapana zvimwe, uye zvirikuratidza good picture


Chiurai 1ย month ago

These guys should have demanded Diplomatic Passports. Sorry hake. Maimuudzawoka kuti R100 ishoma


kopo 1ย month ago

they are out of touch with reality these guys

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Chawabvunza 1ย month ago

For Chief Maranda to attempt going to South Africa by jumping the border shows that our economy has fallen to the dogs. Chief Maranda is government employee who is on a monthly salary. It shows that government salary does not suffice for the Chief. In any case Chief Maranda exhibited a very bad example. He must be disciplined.

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].


Tozivepiko 1ย month ago

Commander-In-Chief of Corruption Juju Moyo that is true Local Govt has been turned into a looting device by this C-I-C of Corruption


Chef de Mission 1ย month ago

Kasi havana gvt vehicle,gvt fuel,gvt 4n,gvt airtime and gvt forex. Tell him this thief sorry chief to phone Jujuju Moyo Commander-in-chief of Corruption for freebies in the name of dhivhorusheni.


chief Nemauyu 1ย month ago

Maranda was looking for some traditional herbs on the border line.



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