The price of tobacco on the auction floors in April 2019 has frustrated many new farmers in Zimbabwe, who have vowed to take their tobacco to their farms.
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Said the woman in the video:
We clearly now live in slavery, farming tobacco. A bag of fertiliser is $120 but you buy our tobacco for R5 (generally equated to US 50 cents in Zimbabwe). We will not bring any more tobacco here [to the auction floors]. We’ll take our crop home. Even the tobacco we had brough here, we want to take it back. The buyers can keep their money.