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PUBLISHER: Freight News (

Transit stoppages continue to beleaguer borders on the north-south route from South Africa through Zimbabwe into the copper mining areas of Zambia and The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Whereas the last border on the route, Kasumbalesa, has been heavily congested for weeks, especially over the last few days after Zambia decided that the alternative crossing south of Sakania in the DRC could not be used for the time being, Beitbridge was this morning also backed up.

Previously a major headache for road freight hauliers travelling between South Africa and Zimbabwe, Beitbridge has become relatively easy to pass through since a concession company took over operations at the crossing – at a cost of course.

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