Some South African transport operators blocked the border and prevented traffic coming from Zimbabwe from entering South Africa through the Beitbridge Border Post. The angry South Africans were accusingZimbabweann transport operators of driving them out of business, especially those with pickup trucks. The South Africans want Zimbabwe operators to be prevented from carrying people from Musina to Beitbridge Border Post. They argue that the Zimbabwean transporters should only start carrying goods and people from Beitbridge Border Post on the Zimbabwan side of the border.
The blockade lasted for about six hours and was dispersed by the South African Police Service.
A source who witnessed the blockade said
They were blocking traffic as early as 2am and had to be dispersed by the police at around 8am.
In some cases, Zimbabwean cross-border operators were being made to pay R300 as access fees to Musina.
Those who failed to pay were being made to go back to Zimbabwe,