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Senior citizens sneak to, from South Africa

Two senior citizens of Ramotswa are in quarantine after sneaking into and from South Africa over the weekend.

 The two women aged 60 and 64 years illegally crossed into South Africa on June 12 on undisclosed personal errands and returned on June 13.

 Ramotswa Police Station Commander, Superintendent Keoagile Tau said in an interview on June 15 that the two were tight-lipped about their reasons for jumping the border.

 He said they were arrested on June 13 at their homesteads after a tip-off.

Furthermore, Supt Tau said they had established that the two had gone to Moshaneng in South Africa where they apparently have relatives. He noted that most of Ramotswa residents had relatives in Moshaneng, adding that it was the nearest village across the border from Ramotswa.

Supt Tau said it was frustrating to realise that Ramotswa residents sneaked into South Africa amid the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic, adding that such behavior would defeat ongoing efforts to fight and contain the spreading of the virus.

He appealed to residents within his policing area to resist any temptation of illegally crossing into South Africa.

Supt Tau said at the appropriate time and after establishing that  it was safe to travel, government would open borders for travelling.

He also said anyone who contravened the law and crossed the border illegally would face the full wrath of the law.

Supt Tau also noted that each of the two women would be liable to pay a  P1 000 fine. Ends

Source : BOPA

Author : Bonang Masolotate

Location : Ramotswa

Event : Interview

Date : Jun 15 Mon,2020


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