Beit­bridge Bor­der Post rakes in $2m daily

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“The Beit­bridge Town Coun­cil also sub­mit­ted that Zimra was mak­ing US$2 mil­lion a day from Beit­bridge bor­der post and the town coun­cil would need a stake in the form of a com­mu­nity share own­er­ship to de­velop the town. Dur­ing the meet­ing with Zimra, it was con­firmed that it was mak­ing about $2 mil­lion a day,” he said.

Sen­a­tor Mumvuri said smug­gled goods are some­times picked up in Lim­popo River, mean­ing oth­ers make their way into the coun­try.

He said the com­mit­tee was also in­formed that Zimra is short staffed due to short­age of houses in the area.

The sen­a­tor said the dis­trict ad­min­is­tra­tor’s of­fice also com­plained about per­son­nel work­ing at the bor­der posts who abuse their po­si­tions to in­spect pass­ports.

“At the Beit­bridge Bor­der Post, the com­mit­tee in­ter­acted with the DA’s of­fice where the ma­jor con­cern raised was that there are too many stake­hold­ers at the bor­der post de­mand­ing pass­ports,” he said.

“Th­ese in­clude the po­lice, sol­diers and im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers. It was high­lighted that whilst it was the man­date of the im­mi­gra­tion of­fi­cers and the po­lice to re­quest for one’s pass­port, the sol­diers, se­cu­rity guards, cen­tral in­tel­li­gence of­fi­cers among oth­ers also de­manded pass­ports.”

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