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Zimbabwe military takes over policing at the Beitbridge Border post

by Staff reporter
14 Aug 2018 at 15:08hrs | Views
The Government has deployed soldiers to Beitbridge Border Post to help eradicate criminal activities.

Presenting his 2018 National Budget Statement yesterday, Finance and Economic Development Minister Patrick Chinamasa said in light of chaos resulting from congestion at Beitbridge Border Post, the Government has resolved to extend Operation Restore Legacy by deploying members of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces to the port of entry.

"In order to eliminate inefficiencies due to congestion arising from activities of unauthorised persons operating at Beitbridge Border Post, and also drawing from the new dispensation, as enunciated by His Excellency, the President Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, the Government proposes an extension of Operation Restore Legacy by the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, to Beitbridge Border Post, in order to restore order," said Minister Chinamasa.

He said the criminals operating at the border were tarnishing the image of the country, which impacted negatively on tourist arrivals. He said soldiers will coordinate with other security agencies to deal with crime at Beitbridge Border Post.

Dewa Mavhinga who together with Nelson Chamisa, Tendai Biti and Peter Godwin made presentations before the US senate Foreign Relations committee where they took turns to besmirch the country urging the US government to maintain its ruinous sanctions regime, twitted that Zimbabwe Military has taken over policing at the Beitbridge Border post.

Said Mavhinga, "Just received information that the #Zimbabwe Military has taken over policing at the Beitbridge Border post. Ordinarily policing is for @PoliceZimbabwe but some senior #ZanuPF people like @tmukupe say police supports @nelsonchamisa. @povonewsafrica @kubatana @263Chat."

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