Property worth thousands of dollars was on Tuesday morning destroyed when a state warehouse caught fire at Beitbridge Border Post.
Border authorities said the cause of the fire was yet unknown and that fire tenders from the local municipality and Noic had been summoned on site.
“The fire broke out between 6 and 7 am, but its cause is yet unknown,” said one official.
The warehouse on the export side becomes a fourth in a few years to go up in smoke. In 2016 another warehouse on the import side went up in flames destroying property worth millions. The fire was attributed to an electrical fault.
In July of the same year another state warehouse was looted and burnt by hoodlums calling themselves Combined Beitbridge Residents Association.
The thugs were demonstrating against the implementation of statutory instrument 64, which removed specified goods from the open general import licence (OGIL).
A total of 71 people were arrested in connection with the incident which resulted in 35 cars in and around the State Warehouse being burnt.
In November 2014 property worth millions of dollars went up in flames when the main Zimra Warehouse caught fire under unclear circumstances. The revenue authority set up a crack team to look into the matter, results are yet to be released.
more recommended stories
Zimbabwe’s Nelson Chamisa vows to get back party headquarters and everything
Zimbabwe opposition leader Nelson Chamisa the.
The home of Mnangagwa’s closest allies Chinamasa destroyed by fire
The house of Patrick Chinamasa, one.
Zimbabwe rules out adopting United States dollar as sole currency
The Government of Zimbabwe has ruled.
Zimbabwe’s Tsitsi Dangarembga receives German peace prize
Accepting a prestigious German prize Sunday.
Zimbabwe’s President Mnangagwa should have more than two terms – Zanu PF youth executive
HARARE – Zanu PF wants fresh.
Beitbridge border chaos: Zimbabwe forms crisis team to ease 10km queues
Zimbabwe has formed a crisis team.
Beitbridge boarder truck delays affecting business; South Africa tells Zimbabwe
South Africa has accused Zimbabwe of.
Zimbabwe’s Ex-finance minister Simba Makoni arrested over foreign exchange violations
Zimbabwe’s former finance minister Simba Makoni.