SA’s R37m Covid fence ‘joke’

Hasty barrier laughed off by Zimbabwe’s many border hoppers

17 December 2020 - 20:26 By graeme hosken

Editor’s note: This story was originally published in the Sunday Times earlier in 2020, and is being republished as part of the editors’ choice edition.

A stream of people illegally transporting groceries and cigarettes between SA and Zimbabwe in April laughed off SA’s hastily constructed R37m border fence as a “joke”...

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