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Prices of Basic Goods Surge 20.5 Percent in Zimbabwe - Consumer Council


Bulawayo businessman Sam Ncube said many retailers are importing goods and passing on their own rising costs

The Consumer Council of Zimbabwe said that prices of basic commodities surged 20.5 percent from January to February, putting pressure on low-income families.

Bulawayo-based economist Eric Bloch told the Independent weekly newspaper that such price rises are unjustified in the current environment.

But Bulawayo businessman Sam Ncube, director of the Affirmative Action Group in Matebeleland, told VOA Studio 7 reporter Brenda Moyo that many retailers are importing goods and passing on rising costs.

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