Thupeyo Muleya Beitbridge Bureau
ZIMBABWEAN and South African border authorities have come up with measures to deal with the anticipated increase in vehicular and human traffic during the Independence and Easter Holidays.
Authorities from the two countries have agreed to implement a harmonised border operational plan to speed up the clearance of travellers from today to May 5.
The assistant regional immigration officer-in-charge of Beitbridge (Zimbabwe), Mr Nqobile Ncube, said they had also cancelled all off days for their staff with immediate effect.
“We are collapsing shifts and cancelling all off days with effect from 6am, 16 April until 10pm on 5 May 2019. This is to cater for all anticipated traffic from schools closure, Independence Day, Easter Holidays and schools opening,” he said.
“The extra officers from the collapsed shift will help in covering identified vulnerable points and manning outside counters.”
Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) Head of Communications Mr Francis Chimanda said their station was ready to deal with any increase in traffic.