Zimbabweans run the gauntlet of 'jumping' the border into South Africa at Beit Bridge. Despite tripple reinforcement of the razor wire fencing and electrification as many as one hundred Zimbabweans fleeing policital violence and starvation in Zimbabwe atempt the border crossing on a daily basis.
Many are captured by the South African Armed Forces, taken to a 'holding facility' and deported back accross the border within 24 hours. Those successfully making the crossing head for Johannesburg or find work in one of the many citrus / vegetable farms adjacent to the international border. (image by Jason Tanner)
Zimbabweans run the gauntlet of 'jumping' the border into South Africa at Beit Bridge. Despite tripple reinforcement of the razor wire fencing and electrification as many as one hundred Zimbabweans fleeing policital violence and starvation in Zimbabwe atempt the border crossing on a daily basis. Many are captured by the South African Armed Forces, taken to a 'holding facility' and deported back accross the border within 24 hours. Those successfully making the crossing head for Johannesburg or find work in one of the many citrus / vegetable farms adjacent to the international border.
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