- Published on 11 October 2017
Trucks passing through Zimbabwe are now expected to follow stipulated routes and use designated truck stops as Government intensifies efforts to eliminate transit fraud.
On Friday, Government gazetted Statutory Instrument 127 of 2017, which — through the Customs and Excise (Ports of Entry and Routes (Amendment) Order, 2017 (No 16) — designates 23 routes along the country’s highways, including nine routes across cities and towns. The regulations clearly spell out routes that must be followed by trucks travelling, for example, from Beitbridge to Chirundu through either Harare or Ngomahuru. Under the new dispensation, trucks using aforementioned routes can only stop at Bubi Garage; Lundi Truck Stop; Mandamabwe; Gweru/Clocila; Kadoma; Chinhoyi (opposite Chinhoyi High School); and Karoi. Routes such as Beitbridge-Forbes; Beitbridge-Mount Selinda; Beitbridge-Nyamapanda; Beitbridge-Victoria Falls; Chirundu-Forbes; Forbes-Beitbridge; Forbes-Chirundu have been ring-fenced as well. (Herald)