Crocs stop police officers from destroying 'Zalawi' bridge.
The South African National Defence Force (SANDF) needed to be called in after the police in Musina decided themselves faced through crocodiles inside the course of an try and demolish a timber bridge that have been built illegally in the course of the Limpopo River through smugglers.
The makeshift bridge, constructed some 3 kilometres west of the precept border (Beitbridge border), have been utilized by illegal immigrants from Zimbabwe to move into South Africa to buy groceries, electric domestic system, gasoline and different primary commodities wanted in Zimbabwe.
After a assembly thru Zimbabwean and South African safety groups two weeks inside the beyond, a desire modified into taken to truly smash the bridge. However, SAPS individuals were rudely interrupted and averted from acting this undertaking by a number of snapping crocodiles that commenced to price at them. According to Limpopo police spokesperson Brigadier Motlafela Mojapelo, photographs needed to be fired on the feisty reptiles to scare them off.
The police asked the help of the military, and the makeshift bridge become demolished on Monday (13 September).
Mojapelo said no arrests had yet been made regarding border jumpers who made use of the bridge.
When Limpopo Mirror visited Beitbridge border final month the (frequently Zimbabwean) youths, who call themselves ‘Zalawis’, hung across the border post, presenting to assist deliver any undocumented fares over to Zimbabwe - via the makeshift bridge - at a rate.
“This is the handiest way I could make a dwelling,” one of the Zalawis knowledgeable the correspondent. “A single journey stages from R200, relying on the weight of the goods,” he said. On proper days, he made up to three journeys back and forth among Zimbabwe and South Africa, using the makeshift bridge
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