Register Login

South African Minister Orders Zimbabwe Bus Company Ban

South African Minister Orders Zimbabwe Bus Company Ban

Rimbi Travel and Tours bus could lose its cross border licence after one of its buses was intercepted in South Africa allegedly carrying illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe.

South Africa’s Home Affairs minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Monday expressed anger over Rimbi’s failure to respect the neighbouring country’s laws.

Motsoaledi was at Beitbridge Border Post on Easter Monday to assess the illegal immigration crisis at the end of the holiday period. He said:

I’m irritated because the owners of that bus think we’re clowns in South Africa.

They don’t obey any law whatsoever, they were given a cross border licence by the authorities but they are misusing it.

I’m irritated because very recently they were fined R420 000 for ferrying illegal people in South Africa and that’s the law.

According to the law, they should be paying R15 000 per person but they never paid, and I’m made to understand they are allowed (on the road) yet they never paid.

What’s worse is that the driver doesn’t have a passport. There’s no way in the world a bus driver would be allowed to cross a border without a passport.

I’ve ordered him to be arrested because he is a habitual lawbreaker. That’s undermining a country, that time is over and something serious is going to happen.

Motsoaledi claimed the biggest problem South Africa is facing is that of border jumpers.

He also revealed that 700 illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe and other SADC countries were arrested during the Easter break while trying to sneak into South Africa.

More: ZimLive

Share Article




XXX 1 month ago

Uchikutaura zvekupinda takutofunga kuuyako like Russia going to Ukraine. Hamungauraye vamwe vedu sekuuu. We have started to retariate already it's only a matter of time. Time will tell Motsoaledi

trouble 1 month ago

driver had a passport baba,ayisi combi iyi inongonzi vafana huyai ne70usd morara muine diesel
this is a company with a proper doc for boarder crossing

pakadai passport haiburitswe coz vanokupa 10years ban,license hariburitswe vanoriboora

nyaya iripo kungoita rebranding the bus kuriita MBIRI nor RIMBI voisa new reg plates,new painting obviously new license

takaenda takaenda kubasa
mhunga once fsces the same akazozviti ndave kunzi megalink coches akatotora nari hevyyy paroad apa

𝙼𝚊𝚛𝚊𝚟𝚊𝚣𝚊 1 month ago

𝙰 𝚏𝚞𝚕𝚕 𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚘𝚏 𝚊 𝚏𝚞𝚕𝚕𝚢 𝚕𝚒𝚌𝚎𝚗𝚌𝚎𝚍 𝚌𝚛𝚘𝚜𝚜 𝚋𝚘𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚋𝚞𝚜 𝚍𝚎𝚏𝚢𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚕𝚊𝚠𝚜 𝚘𝚏 𝚉𝚒𝚖 𝚊𝚗𝚍 𝚂𝚘𝚞𝚝𝚑 𝙰𝚏𝚛𝚒𝚌𝚊 𝚒𝚜 𝚐𝚒𝚟𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚋𝚊𝚍 𝚒𝚖𝚊𝚐𝚎 𝚘𝚏 𝚉𝚒𝚖𝚋𝚊𝚋𝚠𝚎, 𝚃𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚘𝚛𝚛𝚞𝚙𝚝 𝚙𝚛𝚊𝚌𝚝𝚒𝚌𝚎 𝚜𝚝𝚊𝚛𝚝𝚎𝚍 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚉𝚒𝚖 𝚒𝚖𝚖𝚒𝚐𝚛𝚊𝚗𝚝 𝚘𝚏𝚏𝚒𝚌𝚒𝚊𝚕 𝚠𝚑𝚘 𝚐𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚐𝚊𝚝𝚎 𝚙𝚊𝚜𝚜, 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚋𝚞𝚜 𝚌𝚘𝚖𝚙𝚊𝚗𝚢 𝚒𝚜 𝚊𝚕𝚜𝚘 𝚝𝚘 𝚋𝚕𝚊𝚖𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛 𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚒𝚐𝚗𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚊 𝚍𝚛𝚒𝚟𝚎𝚛 𝚠𝚒𝚝𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚝 𝚙𝚊𝚜𝚜𝚙𝚘𝚛𝚝. 𝙵𝚞𝚛𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚛𝚖𝚘𝚛𝚎 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚌𝚛𝚎𝚠 𝚑𝚊𝚍 𝚝𝚑𝚎 𝚊𝚞𝚍𝚊𝚌𝚒𝚝𝚢 𝚘𝚏 𝚕𝚘𝚊𝚍𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚋𝚘𝚛𝚍𝚎𝚛 𝚓𝚞𝚖𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜, 𝚠𝚘𝚛𝚜𝚎 𝚒𝚗 𝚊𝚗 𝚒𝚗𝚏𝚕𝚊𝚖𝚖𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚎𝚗𝚟𝚒𝚛𝚘𝚗𝚖𝚎𝚗𝚝 𝚘𝚏 𝙾𝚙 𝙳𝚞𝚍𝚞𝚕𝚊. 𝚂𝚞𝚛𝚎𝚕𝚢 𝚊𝚜 𝚊 𝚛𝚎𝚊𝚜𝚘𝚗𝚊𝚋𝚕𝚎 𝚙𝚎𝚛𝚜𝚘𝚗 𝚑𝚎 𝚜𝚑𝚘𝚞𝚕𝚍 𝚑𝚊𝚟𝚎 𝚏𝚘𝚛𝚎𝚜𝚎𝚎𝚗 𝚊𝚕𝚕 𝚝𝚑𝚎𝚜𝚎 𝚙𝚞𝚝𝚝𝚒𝚗𝚐 𝚑𝚒𝚖 𝚒𝚗 𝚝𝚛𝚘𝚞𝚋𝚕𝚎.

Imwe Mbeu 1 month ago

MaZimba hamumagone, anogona kutopinda neRusero

Vusumuzi Bhebhe 1 month ago

Omunye lomunye ngibo.Asosikhathi sokugalila emalayinini.Home is the best.

Povoo 1 month ago

Paborder ukatenge une passport unoshungurudzwa better kupinda yeke


pvc 1 month ago

The bus driver has his passport he need to get away with this. He is lying about his name and so forth.

Bravo 1 month ago

did this bus fly to SA or it went through the border, why doesn't the minister blame his immigration officials who are taking the bribes. I'm certain it's not their first time crossing and it's not the only bus which does that

Ramaposa 1 month ago

putseke iwee minister ndozvandakakuisira ipapo hauoni kuti vana inherera idzoo vanodakuchengetwaa vanoraramirepi baba vavo vakafa asara mwana zvino mwana totarisira kuti next year anenge akura wozotangira ipapo kana uchipowoo

Ndimba Ndimba 1 month ago

The South African Minister must also arrest his corrupt immigration officials on the SA side who allow the bus driver who does not have a passport to pass through their border DAILY. The driver must be arrested as well as the immigration officials too. Corruption at the border post is now like a pandemic. As long as you have money you can cross the border without a passport !

nc 1 month ago

I'm black I'm African I don't need a passport within Africa

Zelensky 1 month ago

On my way to South Africa .l will put a big log on top of their fence and jump to South Africa .Minister ulesikhathi sokudlala

Makado 1 month ago

personal i will never have respect to South Africa .They must first explain to us always support the wrong sysem elections are free and fair .We were issued with permits to bribe Zimbabweans on a wrong system today they cancel who should respect who first .Mina ngiya crossa siyahlangana ku Noord street super bet

Wenzile Ngwenya 1 month ago

But why? We should love each other. South African's anda Zimbabweans we are one.

Blessing 1 month ago

At tyms we need to revise our manners as Zimbabweans , have respect of other people's territories, rules n laws how come a company be caught under such silly mistakes we don need to transfer wat we do here to other countries truth will always haunt us as Zimbabweans if we don revise our manners we will find it hard to live next door such are the reasons why Zimbabweans only chased away in SA n not Mozambique, Malawi to mention but a few

ED Munangagwa 1 month ago

will ban SA buses to Zimbabwe too

Limpopo 1 month ago

No problem minister let us meet at park station .I'm on my way to South Africa right in the middle of the bush crossing to Jozi uphethwe yikudlala

@anonymous 1 month ago

Minister , you will get tired

border jumper 1 month ago

we will get into SA through fence no problem.this minister is over excited he needs a bullet on his head.Aaron matsoaledi watch your step

Chik 1 month ago

The only sustainable way to end this southwards movement is for SA to assist Zim move out of the political crisis.

Pillgrim 1 month ago


Leave a comment

Recent News

News Categories

Give us a Feedback