Traffic Congestion Hits Beitbridge Border Post

An influx of haulage trucks has caused massive congestion at the Beitbridge Border Post and officials clearing the trucks are reportedly failing to cope, The Standard reports.

A queue of trucks on the South African side of the border is reportedly stretching up to 10kms from the border. and they are reportedly being caused by COVID-19 scrutiny by both countries. Botswana also closed its borders which also caused the huge influx of trucks who cant use the Kazungula route according to a source that spoke to the publication.

A clearing agent that spoke to the publication shed more light on the situation and said:

Information has to be recorded from drivers and some of them are slow causing delays. We are working with the port health officials to see an improved situation.

A trucking agent who spoke to the publication also said the queues were unbearable as some truckers were spending 3 days in the queue:

Trucks are taking long to get to customs and excise points for both physical examinations either for imports or exportsIf a trucker leaves the queue, getting back into the line takes hours with the trucks moving bumper to bumber.

More: The Standard

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