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Authorities Believe 400+ Children being Brought to South Africa were Part of Human Trafficking

South Africa’s Home Affairs Minister said the bus drivers of around 42 cross-border vehicles which were ferrying more than 440 unaccompanied children from Zimbabwe into South Africa should have been arrested on the spot. The children, under the age of eight, were intercepted over the weekend in a sting operation by the Border Management Authority, the South African Police Service and the Department of Home Affairs at the busy Beitbridge border post over the weekend. Motsoaledi said Zimbabwean authorities have received the children and are yet to give feedback on the circumstances which led to the children leaving their homes in Zimbabwe.