SA-based Zimbabweans flock home for Easter

By Innocent Nxumalo

BEITBRIDGE Border Post is a hive of activity, with some Zimbabweans returning home from South Africa for the Easter holiday.

Having endured two successive years of restricted movement, South African-based Zimbabweans are relieved to finally join their families for the Easter festivities which start this Friday.

Travelers passing through the border post are looking forward to reuniting with their families while some are excited at the prospect of taking part in religious pilgrimages.

“We are happy to be heading home. Even though I did not bring them much, just an opportunity to see them is awesome,” said one traveler.

Another traveler said, “For the past two years we had COVID-19, and we did not celebrate Pascha. We look forward to prayerful time as we join our folks back home.”

“I am halfway home now. I pray to arrive safe and enjoy Easter holidays with my family,” said a traveler.

Regional Immigration Officer, Mr Joshua Chibundu said they have beefed up the workforce to ensure a hustle-free Easter holiday for travelers.

“We have oiled up our systems as we anticipate that volumes of traffic will improve as the day progresses,” said Mr Chibundu.

With about 85 percent of Zimbabweans being Christians, the Easter is one of the most cherished holidays in the country.