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SA: Zimbabwe Warns Of Dangers Of Not Renewing Zimbabwean Truck Drivers' Work Permits

SA: Zimbabwe Warns Of Dangers Of Not Renewing Zimbabwean Truck Drivers' Work Permits

Zimbabwe has warned that the non-renewal of work permits for Zimbabwean truck drivers in South Africa will have a huge adverse impact on the economies of SADC member countries. Pindula News presents a letter written by the Transport Ministry to the Secretary of Foreign Affairs and International Trade:

REF: NON-RENEWAL OF WORK PERMITS FOR ZIMBABWEAN TRUCK DRIVERS IN SOUTH AFRICA

Reference is made to the above-mentioned subject matter.

The Ministry has received concerning reports on the imminent non-renewal of work permits for Zimbabwean truck drivers in South Africa. Over the years, we have dealt with sporadic situations where trucks were stopped, and foreign drivers attacked by violent gangs in South Africa. In many of these instances your esteemed office has been of great assistance, and we sincerely appreciate your support.

South African companies who have contracted foreigners as drivers are now under pressure to employ their nationals. Consequently, this will lead to a possible termination of employment contracts of Zimbabwean drivers if their work permits are not renewed. This is a major concern for our truck drivers and transport operators as our bilateral and regional protocols provide that cross-border road transport must be conducted in the spirit of fair competition, providing for equal treatment, and upholding the principles of non-discrimination and reciprocity. These protocols are meant to facilitate the smooth flow of cross-border traffic and promote trade within the SADC and COMESA regions.

It is important to note that truck drivers are also key drivers of our economies within SADC, therefore must be treated with dignity, and protected by every country in the region. Therefore, we kindly request your intervention and use the diplomatic channels at your disposal to avert a potentially volatile situation.
Once again, we thank you in advance for your usual support.

Eng. T.K. Chinyanga Secr for Transport and Infrastructural Development

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7 comments

Gokota 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Kuno basa rizere dzokai kumusha hurumende ikugadzifisa zvinhu

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Chatunga 1 month, 2 weeks ago

South Africa yakufanira kufiliswa heat from other countries...vanoda kuzviita "the gods of Southern Africa" mabhambi iwaya nxaaaaaa. Pamberi nekubata vanhu maparts. Now wakugwadziva nekuvharirwa kunze nenyika dzekumavurira pamwe neIsrael. Tichange takuvaitisa magarden boy muno ava(ndakatomboitao garden boy kuSandton kwavo). They think they're more humans than fellow Africans especially Zimbabweans.

Chatunga 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Mboko imboko. Nditori 100% relaxed and no ruvengo against South Africans at all. Usandipedzere maemotions nema feelings andisina uye andisingafi ndakaita. Kana dai Zimbabwe ikanaka kudarika Dubai handiiti hunhu hunenge hwema South Africans mazhinji(kwete ese). Iwe utorine pfungwa dzechimboko sevazhinji vawo. Zvakare ini nditori muno ndukurarama kalife Kari nani kudarika kemaSouth Africans mazhinji and kandakamborarama ndiri Joni kwacho.
They must just behave like vanhu vanogara munyika yavanhu: THE ESSENCE OF UBUNTU.
During the time Mozambique was in pains ini ndaitogara ne a couple of Mozambiquans ainzi maMOSKENZ kana wanga wabarwa that time, accommodating them nekuvapa pekusvikira as they came and went just the way Zimbabweans are doing in SA. And it was a blessing. Zvema South Africans izvi zvaunoita defend ndezve chimboko izvi

Mboko 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Dude relax. Usavenga south africa..economy bhooo.dai ximbabwe yakanaka dai uchitoitawo sema south african ..fix your shit first and stop blaming anc or south africa.. Dai pasina south africa mazimba muchimama ne nzara.
Dai pamwe makatofa

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Chapwititi 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Ndopatinogaro chema kuti ngatigadzirise economy yedu,otherwise there was no need to beg from the South African Government,anywhere it might be a blessing in disgust,vanhu ago ngavadzoke kumusha vaVhote.

Chikiti musarurwa 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Wava teacher here kkk chikuru kunzwisisa kuti anga achida kutii kkklk

The Nerd 1 month, 2 weeks ago

"Blessing in disgust"?

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