15 Zimbabweans drown in Limpopo River
The economic crisis afflicting Zimbabwe continues to be exposed by the great risks many are taking to escape into neighbouring South Africa.
This week Zimbabwean and South African police retrieved bodies of 15 suspected border-jumpers who drowned while crossing the Limpopo River.
The bodies were found some 3km east of the Old Limpopo Bridge on Wednesday morning in a cave inhabited by crocodiles.
Some of the bodies had missing limbs. Fourteen of the bodies were positively identified as Zimbabweans and are at Musina Government Mortuary in South Africa. This brings to 17 the bodies retrieved from the river this week.
The police officer commanding Beitbridge District, Chief Superintendent Patrick Majuta, yesterday confirmed the cases.