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Upgrade of Beitbridge- One of Africa’s Busiest Border Points to Cause Delays

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Beitbridge which is the busiest border crossing in southern Africa will experience six weeks of significant delays as an upgrade begins.

The Beitbridge crossing straddles South Africa and Zimbabwe and is an important access point for the Democratic Republic of Congo. The border point has been closed to non-commercial traffic since January to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

There’s expected to  “significant congestion and delays” for the next six weeks due to construction work, the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority said Sunday in a statement. North-bound traffic will be most affected.

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On average about 25,000 people pass through Beitbridge daily, according to Zimbabwean officials. Lenders including Standard Bank Group Ltd. and FirstRand Ltd. provided $130 million of loans  for the upgrade.

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