Govt to deploy ZDF at Beitbridge border post to remove touts, vendors and beggars

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Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said that the Zimbabwe Defence Forces (ZDF) will be deployed to Beitbridge border post to remove touts, vendors and beggars.

Said Chinamasa:

In order to eliminate inefficiencies due to congestion arising from activities of unauthorised persons operating at Beitbridge Border. Post, and also drawing from the new dispensation, as enunciated by His Excellency, the President, Government proposes an extension of Operation Restore Legacy by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, to Beitbridge Border Post, in order to restore order.

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces command structures will, therefore, with immediate effect, coordinate with other security agencies removal of touts, vendors and beggars from the Customs Controlled Area.

Chinamasa also proposed other initiatives to ease entry and exit of tourists and travellers, improve trade facilitation and revenue collection efficiency at Beitbridge Port of Entry which include the full roll out of the Electronic Cargo Tracking System; connection of electronic manifest control system to the ASYCUDA World Server; harmonisation of Container Depot operations to 24 hours in line with the Border Post operating hours and connection of mobile scanners to ASYCUDA World Server in order to enable real time entry and timely acquittal of goods.

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Patrick Anthony Chinamasa is a Zimbabwean politician and a member of the ruling Zanu-PF party. He is the current Minister of Finance and Economic Planning .He was reappointed to the ministry after President Emmerson Mnangagwa had appointed his cabinet in November 2017.Chinamasa is former Minister... Read More About Patrick Chinamasa

Operation Restore Legacy is a military operation which triggered the demise of Robert Mugabe who had been the sole leader of Zimbabwe for thirty-seven years since the country attained independence.The operation attracted a lot scrutiny, locally, regionally and Internationally.The Military claimed it was not a... Read More About Operation Restore Legacy

The Zimbabwe Defence Forces is the grouping of security forces in the Republic of Zimbabwe under which the Zimbabwe National Army (ZNA) and Air Force of Zimbabwe (AFZ) fall. The Commander in Chief of ZDF is the president of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa and Commander is... Read More About Zimbabwe Defence Forces


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  1. Cde Dracula says:

    This is not operation murambatvina. the vendors and beggars are safe, we are only targeting the informal traders around them.

  2. CDe says:

    The operation is welcomed,things are not well

  3. Sterward says:

    Vendors and touts are now dangerous as they attack security by stones and dangerous weapons

  4. lot says:

    Thats a good idea when i always think of visiting zim it bcomes a stress to me.i feel not safe when pple call me for foreign currency xchange.

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