70 arrests during protests against Zimbabwe's import ban on SA products

Protests have erupted at the Beit Bridge border over the decision to ban certain South African products.

Some goods coming from South Africa have been damaged in the reaction to the ban aimed at boosting the neighbouring country's troubled economy under President Robert Mugabe's leadership.

702's John Robbie spoke to CEO of Africa at Work, Dianna Games, regarding the issue.

Listen to the interview below:

The government has suggested that it's a third force, but of course it's a government that is not used to taking responsibility for anything.

Dianna Games, Africa at Work CEO

36% of Zimbabwe's total import bill are products from South Africa, amounting to billions of rand's annually.

The economy is in very serious shape. You might know that civil servants have not been paid this month, except for the soldiers of course.

Dianna Games, Africa at Work CEO

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