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3 boarder jumpers drowned in Limpopo river


Three border jumpers believed to be
Zimbabwean recently drowned in
Limpopo River while attempting to cross
into South Africa.
Zimbabwe and South African police have
so far retrieved the body of a man
believed to have drowned while illegally
crossing into the neighbouring country
through a crossing point near Maroy
Farm some 40km west of Beitbridge
Efforts are underway to retrieve two more
bodies that have been spotted on the
South African side of the Limpopo River. It
is reported that divers from the two
countries failed to retrieve the two bodies
on Tuesday due to the turbulent river

The police officer commanding Beitbridge
district Chief Superintendent Tichaona
Nyongo said they were continuing with
the efforts to retrieve the bodies today.
He said the search was initiated on
Monday after two women reported that
their husbands had drowned near a
crossing point close to Nottingham
Estate on Sunday.
“The divers came across the three bodies
while searching for two men who were
reported to have drowned on Sunday,”
said Chief Supt Nyongo.

However, the bodies we have spotted so
far are not of those two men. As police,
we are still treating them as missing

“Searches are still on and during such
searches and efforts are being made to
retrieve two more bodies that were
sighted at the same point at a deeper
He said the police were suspecting there
could be more cases of drowning along
the Limpopo River, where the level of
water has relatively risen