PICTURES: Large Supermarkets Begin Pricing In US Dollars

Some large supermarket chain brands in Zimbabwe, such as Spar, have begun pricing their products in US Dollars. Messages posted on Twitter by journalist and filmmaker, Hopewell Chin’ono, Sunday afternoon showed at one Spar supermarket in Harare, has started displaying US dollars as the only currency on the products.

The supermarket, however, says it still accepts swipe and other electronic methods of payment but it uses the black market rates (displayed clearly in the shop) to determine the products’ RTGS$ prices.






RTGS Dollars

Zimbabwe RTGS Dollars are a Zimbabwean currency introduced on 20 February 2019 by the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe. At introduction, the currency consisted of existing RTGS balances in bank accounts, Bond Notes cash and Bond Coins. The introduction of the RTGS Dollars was announced by... Read More About RTGS Dollars


  1. Cde Mzvinavhu(Prof) Reply

    The KAMFINSA Spar is not a big supermarket. Its prices have always been higher than PiCK & pay next door. In fact, Spars are now notorious for their prices. They are feeling the pressure from rent and fees for the franchise. They will fold soon. Customers are not blind. Kkkkkkkki.

  2. Anonymous Reply

    many businesses are folding and it’s not a good has been a Zimbabwean for far too long now.something must be done.Please note:we have the poorest Professors in the

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