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Botswana must accept Zimbabwe emergency travel documents

by Rev Africa M S Jubane
28 February 2019 | 589 Views
Editor,

Please could you kindly publish my input for the Head of State, His Excellency ED Mnangagwa and his counterpart from the Republic of Botswana who are about to hold their special meeting here in Zimbabwe.

I wish they could look into the issue of travel documents, more-so, on the emergency travel document which Botswana does not accept. During these difficult times where nationals might want to cross into Botswana quickly using emergency travel documents which is quick and easier to obtain, people from this country always find it difficult to cross the border. I am one person who travels a lot and has met many Zimbabweans facing problems in crossing the border.

Six years ago a relative of mine failed to travel to Botswana for his daughter's funeral. The girl died in Botswana and her father was denied entry because he had an emergency travel document.




This is my appeal to the two Heads of State and other regional leaders to strongly consider allowing people from the region to cross borders using emergency travel documents like the ones we use between Zimbabwe and Zambia.

This is also good for our unity as neighbouring countries. I wish this will be published for the Heads of State to see. I have so many contributions which have not been published.

-----Rev Africa M S Jubane, Victoria Falls

Botswana Zimbabwe Travel


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