There have been a number of reports of South African robbers pouncing on defenceless Zimbabwean bound buses. These are easy targets with guaranteed loot as diasporans will be visiting their families for the holidays. You can outsmart these robbers by travelling cashless.
In the old days that meant simply travelling with a bank card and then doing a withdrawal in Zimbabwe from a Visa/MasterCard enabled ATM. Thanks to our economy being in tatters such withdrawals are now impossible.
Send money to yourself using Mukuru
- Step 1: Add your own cell number as a recipient
- Step 2: Create an order and send money to your cell number
- Step 3: You will receive a collection voucher number via SMS before you travel. Save that voucher number or write it down
- Step 4: Use that collection voucher number when you are back home to collect your money.
In our experience collecting your cash on the Zimbabwean side is extremely easy. It involves you visiting Mukuru’s many booths/partners and collecting your cash. It took us like 5 minutes to do this in our case.
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