Monday, September 19, 2005

The refugees begin

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Johannesburg - The anticipated influx of Zimbabwean economic refugees has already started and rural areas in Limpopo are being overwhelmed by hordes of immigrants seeking work and food.

A City Press investigation has revealed that villagers in many parts of the province have opened up their hearts and homes to the refugees, but now fear that they are being swamped.

Refugee numbers are a major concern for the security services and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has commissioned an audit to establish the extent of the problem....
Police in the area told City Press that at least 100 immigrants were arrested daily in the Vhembe district alone. At Matangari village, villagers called in the police to move out immigrants after complaints that they were about to outnumber locals....

the tip of the iceberg....

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