Covid-19 screening suspended at Beitbridge to easy congestion

William Makomo The South African Health Department suspended Covid-19 screening at Beitbridge Border between South Africa and Zimbabwe to easy the congestion as pressure and tempers mount from the long awaited truckers and passengers’ associations. SA Health Department spokesperson confirms that in the interest of addressing the congestion, the department suspended temperature screening and healthy questionnaires since the same process is performed on the Zimbabwean … Continue reading Covid-19 screening suspended at Beitbridge to easy congestion

Truck drivers to blame for Beitbrige Congestion

William Makomo Traffic Jam continue to increase at Beitbridge as the South African Home Affairs Minister, Aaron Motsoaledi blames truck drivers for the current congestion at the main busiest trade link, Beitbridge. The South African government claims that most drivers do not have proper documentation required to cross the border resulting in them blocking other travellers who are ready to cross legitimately. The Home Affairs … Continue reading Truck drivers to blame for Beitbrige Congestion

Beitbridge Border Post in Chaotic Situation

William Makomo An urgent intervention at Beitbridge border post urgently needed to deal with congestion which officials say it will take weeks to clear the massive backlog of traffic stretching for more that 15km into Musina town. People, trucks and buses have been stuck for more than 5 days, a situation the media had described literally as a matter of life and death as there … Continue reading Beitbridge Border Post in Chaotic Situation

Zimra Boss Faith Mazani Resigns

William Makomo Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) top boss, Commissioner General Faith Mazani Quits the Authority, rejoins IMF with effect from 1st February, 2021. “We wish to advise the Public and members of staff that the Commissioner General will be leaving the Authority with effect from January 31st, 2021”, said Josephine Matambo, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority Board’s Vice Chairperson. The board appreciates Ms Mazani’s outstanding performance in … Continue reading Zimra Boss Faith Mazani Resigns

Combis back despite Covid – related ban

Nyasha Chihwai It is now business as usual for some kombi operators on different routes in and around Harare, despite the government’s continued ban on their operations due to the coronavirus. Difficulty and tough as it is for them to operate due to heavy police presence in and around the central business district, the kombi boys, are as ever ready to play the cat and … Continue reading Combis back despite Covid – related ban

Zimra Automates Issuing of Customs Clearance Certificates

William Makomo Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) introduces Automated Customs Clearance Certificates (CCCs) in an effort to bring sanity in clearance of motor vehicles to help curb revenue leakages and promoting easy of doing business. In November 2019 alone, the Authority in a joint operation with ZACC recovered at least 102 vehicles worth thousands in USDs which had crossed Borders without paying duty but issued with … Continue reading Zimra Automates Issuing of Customs Clearance Certificates

Beitbridge Border Open For Returnees Only – Govt

Tatenda Beverly Chikuni The Consulate of Zimbabwe has issued a public notice addressing the cross border travel of buses on the Beitbridge – South Africa border post. The uncertainty surrounding the Beitbridge border post has caused confusion among bus operators and passengers alike as hoards travelled there wishing to cross over only to find out they could not. This led to 12 buses being detained … Continue reading Beitbridge Border Open For Returnees Only – Govt

Zinara Unveiled Prepaid Cards to reduce Tolling Plaza Wait Time

Tatenda Beverly Chikuni The Zimbabwe national road administration (ZINARA) has brought long awaited convenience to tolling plazas with the introduction of its revamped ICEcash prepaid tolling card. This comes weeks after they introduced their online licensing platform to combat the rise of motor vehicles and curb congestion at their offices. Now they have alleviated yet another queue-related inconvenience on the population in the form of … Continue reading Zinara Unveiled Prepaid Cards to reduce Tolling Plaza Wait Time

80,000 unregistered vehicles, a major concern to Treasury

Staff Reporter The Ministry of Transport and Infrastructural Development Portfolio Committee should urgently probe VID, the sole Authority who has the mandate to issue number plates in the country on the delays in registering new vehicles. 80,000 unregistered vehicles plying our roads countrywide which constitute $60 million revenue is a significant figure for the country which if plugged into the country’s mainstream revenue coffers, a … Continue reading 80,000 unregistered vehicles, a major concern to Treasury