25 South Africans

Sunday Observer - - NEWS - BY SAMUKELISIWE GININDZA

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-

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