Zimbabwe’s import ban fuels smugglers

Beitbridge is one of the busiest borders in Africa, linking Zimbabwe to South Africa. It is also a transit point for people moving goods into the rest of region.

Each day thousands of people pass through it, carrying all manner of goods to sell back home. However, with Zimbabwe imposing a ban on selected imports, vendors may have lost out on their only source of income and in a bid to survive, some are smuggling in cheaper goods.

The BBC’s Nomsa Maseko reports from the Beitbridge border post for Africa Business Report.

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-37520164