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Moeng said at the Beit Bridge border, traffic stretched up to Musina. He appealed to motorists to obey road rules. Picture: Shayne Robinson

Johannesburg - A 34-year-old Zimbabwean man died at the Beit Bridge border to Zimbabwe on Sunday, the Border Control Operation Co-ordinating Committee (BCOCC) said.

BCOCC spokesman Patrick Moeng said the man died at 10am of natural causes.

“He was coming from a medical check up in South Africa travelling by bus.”

He said the man asked to be escorted to the bathroom but collapsed and died between the bus and the bathroom.

“Due processes will be followed for him to be transported back home.”

Moeng said on Monday, a woman gave birth to twins at the border and on Tuesday another woman gave birth there.

“They were incident-free births. Both the babies and mothers were in good health.”

Moeng said they were experiencing high volumes of travellers compared to last year.

“Last year by this time we processed about 19,000 people. Now we have processed over 30, 000...It is hectic but we are coping.”

He said the long queue stretching to 20km at Lebombo border to Mozambique on Saturday had been reduced by midday on Sunday.

“We experienced high volumes on Saturday. Most of the travellers processed were mineworkers heading home.”

Moeng said at the Beit Bridge border, traffic stretched up to Musina. He appealed to motorists to obey road rules.

“We are doing our best to process people, we have brought in additional staff and resources,” he said. - Sapa


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