It is reported that the border jumpers were busted by the police as they sought to illegally leave the country on Monday morning at around 4 AM.
The group had allegedly entered the country illegally and were in transit to South Africa when they were arrested on a footpath near the old border post offices.
A security source said following their arrest they were charged for exit by evasion under the immigration Act.
âThey were taken to court and appeared before Miss Vavariro Nhau who warned, cautioned and released them to immigration authorities for further management.
âArrangements were then made to keep them at Beitbridge Police Station pending transportation to Harare.
âThe International Organisation for Migration (IOM) sponsored their transportation under the regional facility for stranded migrants,â said the source.
The official said when a Zupco bus arrived in Beitbridge on Thursday, it was discovered that all the migrants had absconded.
The police officer commanding Beitbridge, Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo, and the Assistant Regional Immigration officer in charge of Beitbridge, Mr Nqobile Ncube could not be reached for comment.
Last year two Malawian border jumpers who tested positive to Covid-19 escaped from isolation.
One of the escapees was intercepted by security agents as he sought transport to Malawi at the closed Dulivadzimu Long-distance Bus Terminus.
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