25 South Africans
About 25 South Africans were busted at the Ngwenya/Oshoek border trying to enter into the country illegally last month. They were caught by members of the Umbutfo Swaziland Defence Force (USDF), Acting Public Relations Officer Nkosinathi Dlamini confirmed.
He said most of the illegal immigrants were men.
Though they were caught on different occasions it is believed that their destination was the Swazi Bikers Rally, as some had tickets for the event in their possession while others confirmed to the borderline troops on further investigations.
It has become a norm for Swazis to be caught trying to cross into the South African side illegally. However, it’s not too often for such a high number of South Africans to try and cross in to the Swazi side. “We controlled about 25 South Africans at the Ngwenya border, where they were entering the country illegally; it all happened during the weekend of the Swazi Bikers Rally,” Dlamini said. Dlamini however added that even though most of the illegal immigrants were men, some women were apprehended too.“Women naturally shy away from such dangers; they tend to use the formal crossing, where it poses no danger to them as it is permitted,” he further explained.
When further asked on why the ille-