SA engaging Zimbabwe over imports restrictions

Government says it is engaging their Zimbabwean counterparts to discuss the impact of the decision to implement restrictions on imports of basic goods from South Africa.

The move by Harare sparked violence at Beitbridge resulting in the temporary closure of one of Africa’s busiest border posts.

Protests erupted when people expressed their anger over a new ban on imports.

Zimbabwe remains one of our strategic partners in the region
They set a warehouse belonging to the state revenue authority of Zimbabwe on fire.

Minister Nkoana-Mashabane says Pretoria is engaging Zimbabwean authorities to prevent disruptions at the Beitbridge border post.

“Zimbabwe remains one of our strategic partners in the region. We would continue to engage Zimbabwe in pursuit of an amicable solution, because this does not only affect South Africa but several other countries that use Beitbridge.”