In an interview with The Chronicle yesterday, Bulawayo Provincial Affairs Minister, Judith Ncube said there is enough mealie meal in Bulawayo following last week’s looting spree.
She said the Grain Millers’ Association chairman had assured them that there is enough mealie meal in Bulawayo and people should desist from panic buying. Said Ncube:
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We are making efforts in order to assist our people and also being assured by the national chairman of the Grain Millers’ Association that people should not panic. There is enough food. We need to distribute it to all the affected areas. They assured us that as we speak there is 6 000 tonnes of maize meal at hand which has to be distributed. In the next two weeks they are saying they would want to mill up to 12 000 tonnes of maize meal so that we alleviate the black market. We are trying to avoid the stampede within those few shops around Bulawayo and we would want to decongest the city centre.
Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city and it is 439km from the capital, Harare, 111 km from the Botswana border, and on the line of rail via Victoria Falls to Zambia and the copperbelt. Its location was the home of the last Matabele (Ndebele) king,... Read More About Bulawayo