ZIMBABWE Council for Tourism (ZCT) has urged the government to restore order at Beitbridge Border post and reduce the number of police roadblocks to improve tourist arrivals.
Chronic delays at the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe — the busiest regional transit link in Southern and Eastern Africa — are hugely costly for business and yet could be addressed in fairly quick and simple ways if there was the political will to do so, the South African Institute of International Affairs (Saiia) argues in a research report.
THE Zanu PF women’s league secretary for transport in Bulawayo province, Nokuthula Sibanda, has been summoned to appear in court over claims she defrauded a woman of $10 000 on the pretext she was helping her clear her car at Beitbridge border post in April 2013.
THERE is reportedly commotion and crisis at the Beitbridge border post as Zimbabweans returning to South Africa after the festive holiday are reportedly only being given five days to be in that country, including those with pending permit applications, it has been learnt.
A woman was arrested at the Beitbridge border post when mining explosives were allegedly found in her bag on Monday, the South African Revenue Service (Sars) said.
DESPITE claiming it was ready to tackle the Ebola virus, Zimbabwe’s capacity to deal with the disease is under the spotlight after it emerged that there are no health checkpoints at Beitbridge, one of the busiest ports in Africa.
POLICE have expressed concern over the surge in cases of gold smuggling especially at Beitbridge Border Post where some transport operators are reportedly stashing large sums of gold inside fuel tankers to evade arrest.
A CROSS-BORDER transporter was reportedly arrested on Monday offloading marijuana (mbanje) with a street value of $2 million in Bulawayo’s Magwegwe West suburb.
THE government has ordered authorities at the country’s borders to tighten the screening of visitors for Ebola amid fears that the process is lax.