Responding to questions in Parliament on Thursday, Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said that Government will investigate the cause of the price hikes and act on the findings.
The ministry has started undertaking a survey to determine two things, is there a shortage of any of the essential commodities in the market. We do not think there is but that should be highlighted. Secondly, to determine the price increases and the justification for increasing those prices. Only when we have scientific data can we justify taking any measures.