SA Set To Deploy Drones Along Border To Keep Illegal Migrants Out

The South African government is mulling plans to deploy drones along it’s “porous” borders to keep out illegal immigrants.

This was revealed by Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula said on Sunday.

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Mapisa-Nqakula was addressing the media at the ANC headquarters as part of the party’s manifesto briefing on peace and stability. She said:

We have reached a point where we believe we should not be moaning about the number of companies (military units), the numbers of warm bodies, you have on the borderline.

We should now … look at innovative ways, look at technology. For instance, SA is a big producer of unmanned aerial vehicles and we are now looking into that.

We think that through this, we will be able to win the war against illegal migration; we will be able to win the war against porous borders.

South Africa is set to hold general elections on the 8th of May 2019.

The election will be to choose a new National Assembly and new provincial legislatures in each province.

This will be the sixth election held since the end of the apartheid system in 1994.



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