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