Vice President Kembo Mohadi has warned businesses operating in Beitbridge against overpricing and milking members of the public.
Mohadi said this in a speech read on his behalf by Matabeleland South Minister of State for Provincial Affairs Abednico Ncube during the official opening of the Beitbridge Business Expo. He said:
… the days of those who are overpricing goods are numbered and that does not spare those people in our town who have turned against the very community that supports them.
We know those businesses and as the President said, we will deal with you because you undertook to serve the people and not to milk them.
Can anyone explain why beverages from our local manufacturers are so expensive here in Beitbridge where we have depots?
Shops have a duty to protect consumers who must not be punished for their loyalty. Now that we are using local currency through the promulgation of Statutory Instrument 142 of 2019, we urge businesses to shun the exploitative process overburdening the consumers.