PRETORIA: SOUTH Africa’s Home Affairs Minister, Malusi Gigaba, is set to visit Beitbridge port of entry to assess the readiness to deal with thousands of travelers that are expected to use the post ahead of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Beitbridge border-post between South Africa and Zimbabwe, said to be the busiest in sub-Saharan Africa, has over the years been congested, especially during the festive season.
The Beit Bridge border-post is the gateway to Zimbabwe-South Africa, Zambia, Malawi, Tanzania and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). In a statement, Home Affairs said Gigaba would visit the port of entry in Musina, Limpopo, on Monday.
Several officials from his department will accompany him. Thousands of Zimbabwean living in South Africa largely travel home for the holidays. Fewer of their counterparts living in Zimbabwe spend their December holidays in South Africa.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY