It’s boom time on the Zim border as locals turn into lockdown ...

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It’s boom time on the Zim border as locals turn into lockdown smugglers

Unemployed Musina bakkie drivers are making a killing as they keep smuggling networks’ wheels turning

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For Musina resident Richard (not his real name), life under lockdown could not be better.

In its first three months, he earned more money than he normally makes in a year at the shop he works at in the Beit Bridge border-post town.

“Man, I am killing it. The kind of money I make is insane. I have made R200,000 this month. It was the same for the last two months, every month,” he said smiling, while standing next to his badly dented white bakkie...

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