Traffic flow at Beitbridge border slowly getting back to normal
Home affairs officials say demonstrations were only on the Zimbabwean side of the border.
JOHANNESBURG - The Department of Home Affairs says traffic is flowing through the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe following a blockage by protesters.
Yesterday, a group of people demonstrated at the border post, expressing their dissatisfaction with restrictions placed on goods being imported into Zimbabwe.
The Zimbabwe Revenue Association Warehouse which holds confiscated goods was torched during the demonstrations.
While there have been reports that protests were on both sides of the border, home affairs officials say demonstrations were only on the Zimbabwean side of the border.
Home Affairs Director General Mkuseli Apleni said, "From our side, we have been informed that police are on alert and that everything is now starting to move slowly."