Zimbabwe announces 24-hour opening of border posts to clear travelers ahead of Christmas

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Harare – The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) on Tuesday announced the opening the Plumtree-Ramokgwebana posts for 24 hours between Dec. 20 and Dec. 24 to allow for easier passage for private travelers during the pre-Christmas period.
The commercial section which clears mainly truckers will maintain the same working hours 6 a.m. (4 a.m. GMT) to 10 .m., ZIMRA Commissioner-General Faith Mazani said in a statement.
Thousands Zimbabweans working in the Southern African Development Community region, mainly South Africa and Botswana, return home for the festive season and cause massive congestion at the posts.
Those in South Africa use SADC’ busiest port entry – the Beitbridge post – which opens 24 hours a day throughout the year, while those in Botswana use the border post known as Plumtree in Zimbabwe and Ramokgwebana in Botswana.