If your relative who lives in South Africa did not make it to Christmas back home, this summer, it is probably because Limpopo river had punched above its weight this summer. There has been a lot of rainfall in the Limpopo region and this has resulted in the river overflowing making it impossible for anyone to cross unless in a boat which is still very dangerous due to fast moving current and presence of crocodiles. Many Zimbabweans go to South Africa before summer rainfall and usually cross the river when there is barely any water making it easier to border jump. However this summer its a different situation for those used to cross the border illegally as there is so much rainfall. Many Zimbabweans who hoped to spend Xmass have been utterly dissapointed by the rise of the river.