National 3.3.2017 04:14 pm

Ports of entry closed due to flooding in Limpopo

Picture: Twitter

Picture: Twitter

The Zanzibar, Platjan and Pontdrift border posts between South Africa and Botswana have been temporarily shut.

Three ports of entry into South Africa in Limpopo have been closed because of flooding, the department of home affairs said on Friday.

Zanzibar, Platjan and Pontdrift border posts between South Africa and Botswana have been temporarily shut.

“At Platjan, water has been covering the nearby bridge since 24 February, travellers were not able to cross the border due to high water levels,” the department said.

“At Zanzibar, the river has been flooded since 16 January 2017, preventing travellers from crossing to reach the port of entry. Although the water levels at Pontdrift have dropped, travellers are still unable to cross the border.”

Travellers were advised to use the Groblersbridge port of entry instead.

– African News Agency

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