South Africa’s Competition Commission is reportedly set to investigate the skyrocketing cost of garlic, lemon, and ginger amid reports that they help heal COVID-19.
The probe comes after consumers had taken to social media to vent their anger and frustration at increases of the fruit and vegetables’ prices by more than 300-percent. Said the Commission’s chief economist, James Hodge.
We have started investigations and we have also been monitoring prices since the beginning of the lockdown and the national state of disaster.
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