06 January 2023
Home Affairs Minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi is scheduled to visit the Maseru Bridge Port of Entry tomorrow to monitor the implementation of the 2022/23 Border Law Enforcement Festive Plan as travellers return to the country.
The Maseru Bridge is between South Africa and Lesotho. Traveller movements into South Africa have increased over the past two days as South Africans return home and migrants return to their stations.
Minister Motsoaledi will be joined by the Deputy Commissioner of the Border Management Authority (BMA), General David Chilembe.
The Minister will also pay a courtesy call to his Lesotho counterpart, Honourable Minister Lebona Lephema.
The Border Law Enforcement Festive Plan was implemented on 07 December 2022 to fast track the orderly processing of travellers and trucks through the border in this busy festive season and, where necessary, to speedily resolve challenges that may arise.
This is the first festive season in three years that has limited Covid-19 restrictions.
Members of the media are invited to cover the visit of the Minister as follows:
Date: 07 January 2023
Venue: Maseru Bridge
Bongi Gwala 066 588 3251 (Head of Communication: Department of Home Affairs)
Siya Qoza, 082 898 1657 (Spokesperson for the Minister of Home Affairs)
David Hlabane, 071 342 4284 (Media Manager: Department of Home Affairs)
ISSUED BY DEPARTMENT OF HOME AFFAIRS ON BEHALF OF THE INTER-MINISTERIAL CONSULTATIVE COMMITTEE ON BORDER MANAGEMENT