The Department of Home Affairs continues to monitor the situation at the Beitbridge Port of Entry following disruptions on Friday, 01 July 2016.

Following the resolution of the standoff between South African traders in the Musina area and Zimbabweans entering South Africa, we can confirm that the Port of Entry is operational today, 02 July 2016 and no incidences have been reported.

Working together with the South African Police Service (SAPS) and the South African Revenue Service (SARS), we will observe developments closely to ensure ease of travel at the port of entry.

To this end, we wish to confirm that the violent acts that have been portrayed on social media, including the burning of buildings, took place on the Zimbabwean side and not alongside the borderline as reported.

For media enquiries contact Thabo Mokgola on 060 962 4982 or Mayihlome Tshwete