Trucks transporting wheat from Beira to Zimbabwe are now on the way after being suck in Mozambique for some time due to Cyclone Idai.
This was revealed by Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe spokesperson Garikai Chaunza who said that most of the wheat was not affected by the rains. Said Chaunza:
The bread situation in the country is set to improve because the 100 trucks that were holed up in Beira are now crossing Forbes Border Post and are trickling into the country in instalments because most of the wheat was not affected, although some of it got wet, the losses were not huge.
We are expecting another ship to dock next week with 30 000 metric tonnes and we have directed the ship to dock in Maputo and then the wheat will be transported through Chiqualaquala Border Post.
Zimbabwe has been experiencing bread shortages over the past several months due to shortages of foreign currency.
Bread producers recently attempted to increase the price of bread but were blocked by the government.
The price of bread is pegged at RTGS$1.80, which is less than 50 per cent of what it costs in South Africa, according to reports.