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Driver protest causes traffic jam at Beitbridge
Trucks, trucks and more trucks was all you could see at Beitbridge
Traffic came to a standstill at the Beitbridge border yesterday after trucks
were unable to cross to Zimbabwe due to a protest by Zimbabwean truck drivers.
The drivers were protesting against delays in processing of custom and excise payments in Zimbabwe. Officials from the South African Revenue Service say South Africa has no control over the situation, but they are doing their best to assist.
The backup of trucks reached four kilometres yesterday morning and most were carrying perishable goods. Most had received clearance to cross days ago, but were still there due to an alleged parking shortage on Zimbabwe side of the border.