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Beer price back to normal

by Staff reporter
12 Nov 2018 at 18:19hrs | Views
Beer price which had more than doubled over the past weeks has normalised, while charges for other beverages have also significantly come down.

A pint of beer had shot up to $5 owing to panic buying which rocked the country recently.

At most popular liquor centers in and around the capital, beer drinkers are now buying their alcoholics at $1 per pint while a quart is back at $1.50.

Of major interest is that beer and other beverages which were hard to come by during the panic buying era are now readily available.

Prices of soft drinks which had doubled have equally reduced with a 300ml bottle of coke now pegged between 60 and 75 cents down from between $1.50 and $2.

The flip side

Rural folks in Chikombedzi are crying foul over arbitrary price hikes of basic commodities and other social services as errant business people and fuel dealers continue to take advantage of them by demanding payment in form of US dollars and the South African rand.

Despite the government's warning against increasing prices of basic commodities and fuel, rural folks continue to suffer at the hands of unscrupulous business persons who are inflating prices wantonly.

A visit to Chikombedzi area met with residents who said the unjustified prices are even found on sugar which is produced in their district while most payments are being demanded in forex.

Farmers and motorists have also fallen prey to illicit fuel dealers who are selling petrol at $20 for 2 litres while diesel is going for $15 per 2 litres.

Chikombedzi residents are hoping government will intervene and ease their plight.

Source - zbc