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    Hi There,

    Been wondering and abit concerned about the xenophobic repercussions in Zims after the recent attacks in S.A? We are planned to leave on the 21st September, this coming weekend. Any feedback will be appreciated, I learnt on previous such attacks that people were stoned ...
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    Morning,I doubt whether it will be safe for you especially if you are driving with a South African Registration plate. If I were u, I would reschedule the trip for safety reasons.Regards,

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    I have seen absolutely zero violence this side. Obviously I do not drive with a SA licence plate but have seen the usual combies and hiluxs coming through the border with no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rustic Camp View Post
    Morning,I doubt whether it will be safe for you especially if you are driving with a South African Registration plate. If I were u, I would reschedule the trip for safety reasons.Regards,
    Thank You, have you perhaps heard of any incidence whether it may be general perception or an isolated case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zimtruck View Post
    I have seen absolutely zero violence this side. Obviously I do not drive with a SA licence plate but have seen the usual combies and hiluxs coming through the border with no issues.
    Thank You, its a catch 22 situation I guess..
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    Quote Originally Posted by darraaz View Post
    Thank You, its a catch 22 situation I guess..
    Thing is, things can get belly - up SO quickly in Africa - we all know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Petri Oosthuizen View Post
    Thing is, things can get belly - up SO quickly in Africa - we all know that.

    Dont want to put you off or anything, please!!
    Indeed... Is there anyone who would risk it? or is just my crazy horses telling me to get out and go?
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    I personally would not hesitate to drive in Zim under present circumstances, but would keep a close eye on any significant flareups. The situation would have to be quite bad for me to cancel a visit to Zimbabwe. The people are placid to a fault, hence their long-suffering tolerance of political incompetence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan Weakley View Post
    I personally would not hesitate to drive in Zim under present circumstances, but would keep a close eye on any significant flareups. The situation would have to be quite bad for me to cancel a visit to Zimbabwe. The people are placid to a fault, hence their long-suffering tolerance of political incompetence.

    Decide for yourself, it depends on how risk-averse you are.
    Thank You Stan.. My crazy horses telling the same thing..

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    I would think your greatest potential for risk is before you reach Zim and when you return.

    Just keep tuned to the news and if anything were to flare up it would probably be in major centres near SA businesses and diplomatic establishments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Estee View Post
    I would think your greatest potential for risk is before you reach Zim and when you return.

    Just keep tuned to the news and if anything were to flare up it would probably be in major centres near SA businesses and diplomatic establishments.
    Someone told me yesterday that the risk is greater living in JHB then travelling through to Zim!!
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    We are currently in Hwange, driving with SA number plates & have had absolutely zero sense of any animosity at all, border crossing includes.
    As always everyone has been incredibly friendly, warm & extremely welcoming to us, they are only too happy that we are visiting the country!
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