Breaking News: Beitbridge border shut down over new import regulations

THOUSANDS of people including Zimbabweans, Ethiopians, Indians and businessmen from South Africa have blocked the Beitbridge border post in protest of the implementation of statutory instrument number 64 of 2016.


The protesters who marched Friday morning for 12 km from Musina town were barred from entering the South African component of the border by police in that country. It is understood they wanted to walk through to the Zimbabwean side of the border.
Beitbridge border shut down over new import regulations
The statutory instruments tightens screws on the import of basic commodities including food items, building material, furniture, toiletries and cooking oil among other things.
The protestors were barred by police from entering the South African territory of the border – Thupeyo Muleya
The protesters marched for 12 km from Musina town.

Commercial cargo is also stuck on the South African component of the border as importers are struggling to get import permits from the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
The protestors were barred by police from entering the South African territory of the border – Thupeyo Muleya
Meanwhile the situation is normal at Plumtree border post between Zimbabwe and Botswana (Updated). (More details to follow)

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