On Saturday at the Borrowdale Race Course, Castle Tankard sold beer at very low prices leaving drinkers relieved from exorbitant prices charged in clubs these days. A litre of draught beer was being sold at $4 which is way cheaper than the prevailing prices of beer.
Beer prices have been rising recently leaving many clubs closed or with some workers retrenched. It is reported that in many clubs the cheapest pint of beer is going for $5, with a quart of beer going for around $9.
In some instances, particularly at shows and big events, beer prices are increased to about $15 for a cider with a can of beer retailing at $10. Bottles of whiskey are now pegged in United States dollars whilst soft drink prices are also inflated despite the recommended $1,25 for a 300ml bottle. Very few people can afford such rates.
The economic crisis in Zimbabwe is manifest in the skyrocketing prices of basic commodities, meandering fuel queues, prolonged power cuts, and exorbitant bus fares as well as the water crisis in most cities.
The government is, as a result of the crises, at loggerheads with opposition parties and workers’ unions as well as consumer representatives.
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