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Cheap Chinese G-Tide Phones Take Zimbabwe by Storm

  • Gibbs Dube

Maker ZTS International plans to assembly G-Tide phones in the country, making handsets available to the many Zimbabweans earning US$150 a month or less

Chinese-made G-Tide phones have taken Zimbabwe by storm as mobile users snap them up for half the price of leading brands like Nokia and Samsung.

Maker ZTS International plans to assembly phones in the country, making handsets available to Zimbabweans earning for the most part US$150 a month.

Reporter Gibbs Dube of VOA Studio 7 reported on the largest single exception to what economists say has been a limited Chinese impact on the Zimbabwean economy despite the Look East economic policy enunciated by President Robert Mugabe in 2003.

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