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New Saps regulations expected for drivers crossing SA borders

The new requirements cover all South African border posts including Beitbridge.

FILE: Zimbabwean shoppers return to their home town Beitbridge after Christmas shopping in South African border town of Musina. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - Each Christmas tens of thousands of Zimbabweans head across the border in their South African-registered cars.

But now, South African travel operators are warning of new South African Police Service regulations for drivers taking cars across the border.

The new requirements cover all South African border posts including Beitbridge.

Travel and tourism operators say that any driver of a SA-registered car will need to carry certified copies of vehicle registration and licence papers, to be presented at border posts.

Another requirement, presumably for drivers on finance plans, is that a certified letter from the bank or finance institution is presented giving dates of travel.

Drivers who aren't in their own cars will also need affidavits from the police.

If and when implemented, these new checks could deter smuggling of stolen vehicles but the fear is that they'll also add to confusion for legitimate travellers.

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