Malaria Outbreak Hits Beitbridge

This comes amid reports that almost a hundred Somalis are stranded in the border town after being denied entry into South Africa to seek asylum. The refugees were reportedly denied entry into South Africa after failing to provide proper documentation.

Beitbridge District Environmental Health Officer, Notho Dube confirmed some Somalis had been admitted to hospital suffering from malaria.

“Ten Somali refugees were admitted for malaria, while some of them have been discharged, two remain in intensive care” ‘he said.

Dube urged government to intervene to avoid a health catastrophe at the border town, one of the busiest borders in Africa.

“There is a possibility of a disease outbreak hence we urge Government to join hands and come up with a solution as a matter of urgency, “he said.