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"Money Speaks At Beitbridge Border Post" - Travellers Speak Out

Zimbabweans working in South Africa and returning home for Christmas with family and friends have said “money speaks at Beitbridge border post” if they don’t meet some requirements.

Returnees who spoke to the Chronicle on condition of anonymity said those who were not willing to be tested for COVID-19 stashed money in their passports on arrival at the Zimbabwean side of the border and officers stamped the passports.

This way, travellers avoid lining up for their health status to be checked.

Some context:

These reports come when there is a resurgence of COVID-19 in some countries.

The Minister of Local Government and Public Works, July Moyo, recently urged Zimbabweans to exercise extreme caution in their contacts with diasporans coming home during the current festive season, and those visiting other countries in our region to protect themselves from contracting COVID-19.

Zimbabwe national police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said the Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) was taking the reports of evading COVID-19 screening seriously adding, “we are investigating the matter.”

Another returnee said that Zimbabweans entering South Africa through Beitbridge without permits simply place the amount of money demanded by immigration authorities and are allowed to proceed “without much further ado”.

The Chronicle also reported that the case was the same if a foreigner was stopped inside South Africa without possessing valid work permits – money was paid to bribe officials.

It is not the first time reports of corruption at the Beitbridge Border Post have been reported.

Several Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) officials were busted over the years for engaging in underhand dealings that have seen them amassing wealth at the expense of the whole nation.

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24 Comments

SeeSee 3 weeks ago

Corruption is now normal


chipikiri 3 weeks ago

you're right. ini chinonzi corruption handichachizivi. pane asingazivi kuti police inodeyi pama roadblock? mukuru we police kana achiti hazivi kupenga. inyaya dzisisina basa

stallion 3 weeks ago

yes apa wataura chokwadi even mwana wegrade one ava kuziva kuti kombi ikamira paroad block mapurisa anoda Mari yachioko muhomwe

3 weeks ago

Please tell us something that we don't know Telling us that there is corruption at the Beitbridge border post is like telling us that the sun rises from the east That police guy who is saying that something is being done is talking n-o-n-s-e-n-s-e


Sure 3 weeks ago

Taura hako wamai,izvi zvinotongozivikana nemunhu wese saka hapana nyaya apa

baba 3 weeks ago

very true

$ 3 weeks ago

mbudzi inodya payakasungirirwa.My wife gave birth at local clinic. The day raenda kulabour ndakatotonyoreswa nanambuya vanozvarisa yavaiti pasuru yanaGogo , ndokuti vabate murwere wako zvakanaka.


3 weeks ago

Zimbabwe elections will be disputed, The banner will read ZANU 53% CCC 45% and all hell will break loose. There will be violent clashes before and after the Elections and the current leadership in ZANU will be dissolved when the military intervenes. THERE After talks will begin for CCC and ZANU pf and some in ZANU will support the so called young boy Nelson Chamisa and he will be the next leader


Führer 3 weeks ago

You will lose fair and square you are having drug induced dreams if you think Nero will have the support of the people much worse the security sector.

pk 3 weeks ago

wadii wakurumidza kumuka ubike doro chero chi one day chaicho

Progressive Citizen 3 weeks ago

This time there will be no violence, sema elections a 2013..Becoz zvaitwa Sikhala is in all citizens' eyes,, kut even his inner circle are acting like nothing is happening.. NHAMO YEMUMWE WAVO HAVAS KUIRAMWIRA SADZA🤨🤨so no one wants to join him kuUniversity kwaari uko

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Machiavelli 3 weeks ago

We know that this is the doing of ccc operatives trying to tarnish the name of hard working border officials


foya 3 weeks ago

aah iwe uri Kuna Jupiter usingazivi zviriku border.? ini ndine mwana akaenda south manje manje akapinda negonyeti asina mapepa. thus the tip of ice pane zvitrikuitwa pa border usada kupedza nguva uchinyora nhema kana uriumwe mushandi we ZMRA usada kutiita ma ****

3 weeks ago

@Machiavelli is really funny I think you can make a very good comedian but do it like Mr Bean or Charlie Chaplin Don't say anything

ComedyHalfHour 3 weeks ago

A failed comedian.. Next

WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 3 weeks ago

Dear citizens as you can see that corruption is on both sides of the fence. The corruption on the south African side is caused by pure greed, and the one on the Zimbabwean side is because of sanctions, which have caused untold suffering to the people of this great nation. The blame should be entirely only the MDC cum CCC, they are enemies of the state.
[NO MAN BORN OF A WOMAN WOULD VOTE FOR CHAMISA IT IS SUICIDE]
[CITIZEN COALITION AGANIST CHMAISA CCC]
Yours sincerely
William Sonboy Chinembiri
[THE BUSH LAWYER4CCC]


poch 3 weeks ago

nonsense

Mhazi of Silobela 3 weeks ago

this is a demented individual who needs to be ignored with contempt.
@realbushlawyer happy new year.

Visit Silobela
Vote CCC

ComedyHalfHour 3 weeks ago

Another failed comedian

Int 3 weeks ago

Corruption is now the order of the day, wat do you expect!


Fence 3 weeks ago

Nhai we son boy chinembiri unombofamba nedivi ripi tinombokuona uchikacha zanu pf tozo kuona zve uchirovera chipikiri patrupu ccc
Uriwei uiri **** are you political prostitute


parasite 3 weeks ago

someone is using his name sometimes. A copy cat

Covid 3 weeks ago

issue ye Covid yadzoka futi and it's going to be used by Zanu Pf as a way yekudzvanyirira vanhu as we approach ma elections kuda vanhu vacharambidzwa kuungaba plus curfew yatodzokai....watch the space.


mdra 3 weeks ago

aiwa paborder panotorwa mari



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