More staff at Beitbridge ahead of Zim elections


Matabeleland, 5 January 2014 - The Department of Home Affairs won't say whether it turned any Zimbabweans away at the Beitbridge Border Post this weekend saying they will only take stock of the situation on Monday.

JOHANNESBURG – The Department of Home Affairs has announced the deployment of additional staff to the Beitbridge border post to accommodate higher traveler volumes ahead of elections in Zimbabwe on Monday.

“37 officials have been deployed to Beit bridge from 26 July to 03 August 2018 to beef up existing human resource capacity,” the department said in a statement.

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“To this end, we have opened extra workstations - same as during peak periods - to release pressure on the main operations,” reads the statement.

Zimbabweans head to the polls on Monday. 

About 5, 5 million people are registered to vote in the historic elections. 


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