Zimbabweans are reported by the Chronicle news as being at it yet again when the police intercepted a bus in Zimbabwe that had smuggled goods from South Africa. Even though the value of the goods smuggled by the police in Bulawayo is yet to be determined, the Chronicle revealed the following details:
These illegal activities are bad for Zimbabwe and South Africa financially. The smuggling of such goods means that both countries lose millions in potential revenue as goods do not get declared.
This goes to show how porous the borders are, and they reveal a high level of corruption. The transporters and the border officials who must make sure that the goods are not smuggled have an ongoing relationship that ensures that goods just go through without being declared.
The law enforcement agencies on both the Zimbabwean and South African sides are not doing their job properly. If the relevant authorities were doing their jobs properly, the bus would not have reached Bulawayo.
The South African Minister of Home Affairs Dr. Aaron Motsoeledi did express concern over the level of corruption at the borders some time back.
Zimbabwean and South African Home Affairs departments need to go back to the drawing board and work on how the smuggling of goods can come to an end. This is the same manner in which undocumented people find themselves in South Africa.
The high level of corruption makes it possible for the smuggling of people in and out of South Africa. These are some of the reasons why the crimes in South Africa are high.
The borders are so porous and the security is not good enough to block crimes from taking place.
What do you think should be done to put an end to the illegal entry of people in and out of South Africa?
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