Tebogo Msimanga |
The Department of Home Affairs announced that congestion at Beitbridge Border Post has been cleared and traffic has returned to normal. All lanes around the border have been cleared and the border has been easily accessible. This means that all travellers through Beitbridge have been processed and cleared.
According to eNCA, at least 15 people died on the South African side of the Beitbridge border in lengthy queues that have been slowed by coronavirus screening.
The Department of Home Affairs worked with the Department of Health, the SA National Defence Force, the SA Police Service, the SA Revenue Service and the Limpopo Provincial Government to resolve the deadlock that had led to traffic congestion at Beitbridge.
Travellers are urged to continue observing traffic and immigration laws as well as health protocols in place to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.