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SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by Litmus: 11:29pm On Mar 19
South th Africa will build a fence along its border with Zimbabwe within a month to prevent people infected with coronavirus and undocumented migrants from entering its territory, Public Works Minister Patricia de Lille has said.

The construction would be part of the emergency measures that the government had decided to take after President Cyril Ramaphosa declared the virus a national disaster on Sunday.

Mr Ramaphosa ordered the closure of most border crossings, but the measure would not be "effective if the fences at the border are not secure, which in many places, they are not", Ms De Lille said.

A 1.8m (5ft 11in) high fence, stretching for 20km (12.4 miles), would be built on either side of the Beitbridge border, the main crossing between the two nations, the minister said.

The number of people diagnosed in South Africa with the virus has risen to 150 since it was detected about two weeks ago in a South African who had visited Italy.

Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans live in South Africa. Many of them fled political violence and an economic meltdown after their government embarked on a controversial land reform programme nearly two decades ago.

South Africa has long attempted to reduce migration from Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa, saying this was necessary to create jobs for its own citizens.

Zimbabwe has not reported any cases of the virus, but President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered the close of schools and other educational institutions from next Tuesday as a precautionary measure.
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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by sarrki(m): 11:30pm On Mar 19
grin

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by Hhansome(m): 11:34pm On Mar 19
Funny!

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by ClassicMan202(m): 12:55am On Mar 20
Na wa o

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by spafu(m): 5:01am On Mar 20
Hnmm

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by BankyGee(m): 5:01am On Mar 20
Hmmm... Wisdom choke!

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by Postboiswag(m): 5:01am On Mar 20
Lol
Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by DesignHave: 5:01am On Mar 20
World war Z comes to mine.

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Anything you want. We are very available.

You can always check out previous jobs in the link I placed in my signature.

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:02am On Mar 20
South Africa has long attempted to reduce migration from Zimbabwe and other parts of Africa, saying this was necessary to create jobs for its own citizens.
Anything that will work for the growth of their economy.

South Africa, the continent’s most industrialized economy, attracts thousands of migrants annually who seek jobs on farms and factories, but some come into the country illegally by crossing through porous borders.

South African citizens have attacked migrants who they accuse of taking jobs by accepting low wages and being in the country illegally.
@ the bolded above,
Now, that is unfair! shocked
Let peace reign in our continent guys!!

Meanwhile........

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by iammo(m): 5:02am On Mar 20
cool


Xenophobic people doing what they know best, but this time i dont blame them any thing to save life is understandable


.

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by Kenog4real(m): 5:03am On Mar 20
Will the fence be completed in days, weeks or months?

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by OgunLaakaye: 5:03am On Mar 20
SA trying to relate it with Corona Virus.

The primary purpose is because of migrants from Zimbabwe. SA just detest foreigners

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by Humblega(m): 5:04am On Mar 20
Trump family.....


funny enough Zimbabwe hasnt gotten any case and SA has gotten 150 cases already. i am wondering who even needs the wall between them at this time.


They think this is Xenophobia attack. Corona is a moster that doesnt fear your weapons.

and ds pple av plenty HIV invested citizens. Virus like immune suppressed hosts alots.

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by elonize(m): 5:05am On Mar 20
DesignHave:
World war Z comes to mine.
its a useless thought cm from ur kind...I wonder who dey put this things into una head

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by alsudaes1(m): 5:05am On Mar 20
I would prefer them carrying out quick research on the efficacy of chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine accompanied with its mass production rather than building fence along the border

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by cRobo: 5:07am On Mar 20
grin
I won't say a word
Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by jimmyolasun: 5:07am On Mar 20
Kenog4real:
Will the fence be completed in days, weeks or months?


why una no like to dey read like this something wey dey first paragraph

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by DesignHave: 5:09am On Mar 20
elonize:
its a useless thought cm from ur kind...I wonder who dey put this things into una head

These guys that are too quick to throw words around. Haven't u seen the movie? Didn't u see that I made a wall reference?

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by DesignHave: 5:09am On Mar 20
elonize:
its a useless thought cm from ur kind...I wonder who dey put this things into una head

These guys that are too quick to throw words around. Haven't u seen the movie? Didn't u see that I made a wall reference?
And my kind how? Are you from outta space?

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by IlovePMB: 5:12am On Mar 20
Countries that have president are doing their best to stop the spread of the virus. What we have in Nigeria is dent. The presi don comot.

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by b0rn2fuck(m): 5:17am On Mar 20
What do I know

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by jericco1(m): 5:17am On Mar 20
Anything at this time is a welcome development so long as it reduces the spread of the virus

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by emmabest2000(m): 5:20am On Mar 20
Fence kwa ?

Block layers right now grin

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by Mikelarteta(m): 5:27am On Mar 20
No be dem fault na. If no be Corona
Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by CanadaOrBust: 5:28am On Mar 20
Just an excuse to build wall

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by kayusely70(m): 5:29am On Mar 20
Can we do same here?
Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by DenreleDave(f): 5:32am On Mar 20
South Africa, no joy
Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by onadana: 5:38am On Mar 20
iammo:
cool


Xenophobic people doing what they know best, but this time i dont blame them any thing to save life is understandable


.

Zimbabwe should be building the wall.So far there is no incident of the virus in Zimbabwe.

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by whytediamond(m): 5:39am On Mar 20
MANNABBQGRILLS is back.

All of us on Nairaland
is saying welcome back.

Let the spamming of every post begin.

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Re: SA To Build Fence On Zimbabwe Border 'To Stem Virus' by iammo(m): 5:40am On Mar 20
onadana:


Zimbabwe should be building the wall.So far there is no incident of the virus in Zimbabwe.

SouthAfrica battling recession should be making friends and not enemies, who would buy goods produced by xenophobic folks? you build a fence on me i might as well boycott your product and services

to make matters worst SouthAfricans with low Imuinity due to HIV and AIDS pandemic would quickly open their doors to a white Italian,British or even Chinese so long he isnt black like them


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