Lesotho Times

More Basotho deported from SA

By Keiso Mohloboli

MASERU – Another group of Basotho was deported from South Africa yesterday morning and dumped at the Maseru Bridge Border Post.

The group was transported to the border in two buses, and later made its way to the Maseru District Administrator’s offices.

Early this month, another group of about 70 Basotho — whose crimes ranged from staying beyond their visa-limits, to not having any passports at all — was rounded-up in South Africa and transported to the Maseru Bridge. The group also sought assistance at the DA’s office.

“We have come here to seek assistance because we don’t have money for bus-fare to go home,” one of the deportees said, adding she had been forced to cross the border because of lack of employment in Lesotho.

Another deportee from Leribe, yesterday said politicians did not care about ordinary citizens.

“Our leaders are selfish; they just want our votes so that they can concentrate on enriching themselves. When arrested in South Africa, we are being abused and kept at detention centres for a very long time but nobody is saying anything about us”.

Maseru DA, Retired Major General Samuel Makoro, yesterday said his office would ensure the deportees were taken to their respective homes.


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