In a recent development, the Hawks, a special unit in South Africa, intercepted a local taxi driver transporting 23 illegal foreigners, including minors aged 14 and 17, from Bangladesh and Pakistan in Mpumalanga. The individuals were allegedly en route to open spaza shops, with the driver claiming he was paid and instructed to pick them up in Delmas.
Illegal transportation of foreigners is a critical issue in South Africa, impacting the nation’s security, economy, and social cohesion. The Department of Home Affairs reports numerous cases of human trafficking, smuggling, and exploitation of undocumented migrants in the country.
Estimating the exact number of undocumented migrants is challenging, with some sources suggesting up to 15 million illegal migrants in South Africa. However, this figure has been debunked by fact-checking organizations and statistics agencies. The most reliable data from 2020 indicates around 3.9 million foreign-born individuals living in South Africa, encompassing both documented and undocumented migrants.
The incident, shared on social media via https://www.50minds.com/uncovering-a-major-immigration-incident-23-foreigners-intercepted-in-south-africa/, highlights the presence of undocumented migrants, sparking controversy and conflict within various sectors of South African society. It underscores the ongoing challenges associated with illegal immigration, prompting authorities to address these issues to maintain the nation’s security and social harmony.
[BREAKUNG NEWS] Hawks intercepts South African taxi driver transporting 23 illegal foreigners (including minors aged 14 and 17) from Bangladesh and Pakistani in Mpumalanga.
It is believed that the illegal immigrants were on their way to open spaza shops. The driver claim he was… pic.twitter.com/vfQM92ZYqi
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