A video of desperate Zimbabwean border jumpers trying to cross flooded Limpopo River into South Africa has surfaced on social media.
In the video, the daring border jumpers are seen crossing the river while three-quarters of their bodies are submerged in water.
Meanwhile, at least 11 Zimbabweans who attempted to cross the crocodile-infested Limpopo River into South Africa died after a boat carrying eight of them reportedly capsized, while the other three were swept away in different incidents, on Sunday.
Beitbridge Police District Chief Superintendent Tichaona Nyongo told News24 that only one body had been recovered since.
“So far a body has been recovered, but yet to be identified,” he said.
He added that two more bodies were located in the river, on the South African side.
“Two more bodies are in the river, but on the SA side and to retrieve them, there’s [the] need [for the] services of a helicopter because the water current is strong,” he said.
Zimbabwe police’s Aub-Aqua Unit, had been trying to get the bodies since Sunday when they were reported to authorities, but no headway had been made.
Nyongo said they had informed the South African Police Services (SAPS) who were expected to dispatch a helicopter to the area.