Truck drivers say they are being left to fend for themselves at the Beitbridge border post between South Africa and Zimbabwe with Truck driver and Gauteng secretary of the All Truck Drivers Foundation Mandla Mngomezulu explaining that drivers were being robbed of their cellphones and clothes while waiting to be screened because the police were only visible during the day. In a statement on Wednesday, the chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs, advocate Bongani Bongo, called for intervention on the backlog at the border and stated it was necessary to find a balance between easy flowing traffic and measure in place to help contain the spread of Covid-19. The Limpopo police spokesperson meanwhile encouraged truck drivers to report instances of robbery, saying they had not received any reports.
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