Crossing the crocodile infested Limpopo River comes with many risks and as a way of dealing with the nightmare, an illegal bridge was set up by smugglers.
The illegal makeshift wooded bridge was used to smuggle people across it for a certain fee.
The development was confirmed by Saps Limpopo Province spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo who said their work was interrupted by marauding crocodiles and they had to seek the services of the South African National Defence Force for it to continue.
“Police in Musina (last) Thursday made an attempt to destroy the makeshift bridge built illegally to cross over from Zimbabwe into South Africa and back,” he said.
Limpopo River is well known for its marauding crocodiles which are a nightmare for border jumpers.
Shots had to be fired to scare off the crocodiles as the illegal makeshift bridge was being destroyed.
Migrants are always looking for new ways to enter South Africa illegally.
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