JOHANNESBURG â€“ THE Â police are closely Â monitoring the Limpopo River border as dozens of illegal immigrants try to gain access into South Africa.
Since the first of January, two people have died and about 80 others arrested while trying to cross the crocodile infested river.
The policeâ€™s Hangwani Mulaudzi says this is an ongoing problem.
â€œWe are not only talking about people from Zimbabwe, we are talking about all nationalities from Ethiopia, Somalia. It is a sizeable number but between now and the beginning of January, we are talking about 80 to 100 people who are already in custody.â€
In 2013, 75 immigrants were arrested in Springs for being in possession of fake identity permits and passports.
Ekurhuleni police said some of them used study permits to enter the country with the intention to do business and not to actually do any studying. -EWN