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ED Orders Removal Of Touts From New Beitbridge Border Post

ED Orders Removal Of Touts From New Beitbridge Border Post

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has ordered the removal of touts and other illegal vendors from the new Beitbridge border post.

This comes after the Ministry of Transport and Infrastructure Development complained that touts were tarnishing the image of the country and hindering smooth cross-border movement.

The touts claim to be able to expedite border crossing into and out of neighbouring South Africa.

Speaking at the Ministry’s strategic planning workshop here on Thursday, Minister Felix Mhona said:

I am happy we have a listening President. Recently I briefed President Mnangagwa that we still have challenges of touts and middlemen (makoronyera) at the new border post who will be waiting to intercept travellers and asking for documents, and we don’t need them there. His response was, flush them out.

We don’t want interference with the operations of the border post. If you are done with your business at the border you go straight to your destination.

We don’t want anyone outside the border asking for ZIMRA documents such as manifests.

We don’t want this to happen, it must be stopped. It must be stated that no other formalities must be conducted outside the border.

Those who know, if you get into the new border post, we have all counters including the Criminal Investigating Department.

So there is no one who should stop you outside that framework.

Mhona also said traffic flow at the border had increased in the last four months and was expected to reach pre- COVID-19 pandemic levels soon. He said:

We are happy that the traffic flow at the new border is picking up.

Before COVID-19, the figures used to hover around 900 (vehicles) per day. With the advent of COVID-19, the number dropped to around 300 per day.

Post COVID, although we are still in the era, we are now receiving 800 trucks a day in the last four months. This means we are slowly moving towards desired numbers.

| The Herald

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12 Comments

touts 2 months ago

ingawani tiri mahwindi for ED preident tipeiwo mabsa


Vesto 2 months ago

If he was sincere he would start by removing his Chief Touts, Owen Ncube and July Pomona Moyo from his doorstep


2030 vision 2 months ago

magwindi 4ED


Sorojena 2 months ago

Anonzi magumaguma kuBeitbridge, they are nothing other middle men operating on behalf of the unscrupulous border officials, at times they're called Mabheghi. KunemaBheghi aningi naningi collecting bribes for guys in the offices. CID has become complicity with the system, vatori nemaBheghi avo wo. Again most vendors operating at the BB border post are part of the families of the border officials hence very difficult for the police to swoop on them.

Jah 🇿🇼 Tsvarie-07 2 months ago

This morning police arrest more than a dozen passport touts in Bulawayo, our car was stopped by police for them to cross 🤔


2 months ago

shuwa kumirira kuudzwa na ED kobasarako ndeerei b serious mhon


Maparamuro 2 months ago

Remove them from society completely not only from the border post


Gweja mberengwa 2 months ago

ruromo

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Blue💙 says 2 months ago

Kkkkk so had to hear from the "listening president" first kuti todii nematouts. Haayas Zimbabwe soo


tupac 2 months ago

..coz its him who authorized them.

hwi 2 months ago

hwindi for ED

Vaye vaye 2 months ago

It's actually funny that a whole minister saw it fit to consult a whole president kuti todini nemahwindi?


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