A check at the border yesterday found a long queue of Zimbabweans still waiting to be cleared so that they could enter into Livingstone with their merchandise.
By 15 hours, one of the affected Zimbabwean talked said she had been in the queue
from 10 hours and that they were still waiting to be cleared.
The ZimbabweanÂ national who could not disclose her name said she buys subsidised
goods from Zimbabwe and sells them to Zambia in order to earn a living.
She however complained that her country had banned them from buying goods at a
subsidised rate and
selling them off to Zambia.
A check revealed that only Zimbabweans who were using passports were being allowed
to enter the country while it was unclear whether those with border passes would be
allowed into the country.
One of the sources within the immigration department spoken to said those with
border passes were not being allowed to enter because the stipulated stay in the
country on the border passes was only one day.
”These are some of the people who enter and then what next because the border pass
only stipulates one day and time has already run out for them to go and do business
in Zambia and then come back,” he said.