Saturday, May 12, 2007

Zim's starving border jumpers

"...onica shortly after dawn, as she emerged from the bush about 6km (3.7 miles) inside South Africa.

She was on foot with four other women - their faces showing the strain.

Monica told us they had been travelling for four days with traffickers who abandoned them when their money ran out.

"They called us baboons," she said. "They told us if you have no money we will leave you here and call the police to come and arrest you.

"We have nowhere to go right now. We have no money and the police are all over. We don't know what to do."....

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