As the prices of basic commodities skyrocket beyond the reach of many and with Government subsidised mealie-meal flying off the shelves in major supermarkets, impoverished Zimbabweans have been left stranded.
In un-dated video footage recently obtained by iHarare, there was drama at a local supermarket after two customers wrestled for a 5kg bag of mealie meal. In the video, an unidentified man and woman are embroiled in a scuffle over the bag of mealie meal much to the amusement of bystanders.
Watch Zimbabweans Fight Over 5KG Mealie-Meal below….
This comes against reports that some enterprising unscrupulous individuals are hoarding the commodity and channelling it the black market where its sold at exorbitant prices. A 10kg pack of roller meal is officially pegged at $50, according to government gazetted prices following a subsidy arrangement, on the black market the commodity is being sold for $120, nearly triple the official price.