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Price Of Bread Goes Up As Bakeries Demand US Dollars

Price Of Bread Goes Up As Bakeries Demand US Dollars

Some bakeries are reportedly demanding payment in United States dollars only, leading to an “artificial” shortage of bread in some parts of the country.

Zimbabwe’s major bakeries, Lobel’s Bread and Bakers Inn on Saturday 4 June, hiked the price of bread from less than $500 to $636 per loaf.

Tuckshop owners in Harare on Friday told NewsDay that they were failing to get enough bread supplies from bakeries, who only want foreign currency for bread orders.

Grain Millers Association of Zimbabwe (GMAZ) national chairman Tafadzwa Musarara, however, said there is no reason for the country to experience bread shortages as there is adequate wheat in the country.

Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) president Denford Mutashu urged members of the public to shun shops demanding only US dollars for bread. Mutashu said:

The retail sector and consumers have no capacity to pay in US$ for bread when they earn local currency. Bread should continue to be accessible in all currencies.

CZR is engaging GMAZ and the National Bakers Association of Zimbabwe (NBAZ) over the issue.

Bread is a key basic commodity and once it is sold in US$ for whatever reason, the whole economy will follow suit and dollarise.

Meanwhile, National Association of Consumer Rights spokesperson Effie Ncube said that it’s natural for bakeries to demand foreign currency since Government departments are also charging for services in US dollars. He said:

The bakeries are now following the example of the government which has allowed the Zimbabwe Schools Examination Council (Zimsec) to charge examination fees in US$.

It is not surprising that some bakeries are now demanding US$ for bread.

More: NewsDay

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20 Comments

tongwai 4 weeks ago

ma ccc when u were defeated in the last general elections as the mxc alliance ...you leaders said..muchabika sadza asi hamuridyi nekuti tichadira jecha....loosely translated to tichaita sabotage....meaning zvese zvakanak zvikuitwa ne the gvnmnt of the day...muku sabotager....then u cm back around to blame zanu...all .apaa you knw u r the ones making citizens suffer ne subbotage


🚩 4 weeks ago

𝘽𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙙 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙨𝙪𝙙𝙙𝙚𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙜𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙚𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙚. 𝙇𝙚𝙩 𝙪𝙨 𝙟𝙪𝙨𝙩 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙘𝙤𝙩𝙩 𝙞𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙘𝙤𝙣𝙨𝙪𝙢𝙚 𝙢𝙖𝙥𝙪𝙩𝙞 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙪𝙢𝙭𝙝𝙖𝙣𝙭𝙖 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙗𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙠𝙛𝙖𝙨𝙩 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙗𝙪𝙨𝙞𝙠𝙖 𝙥𝙤𝙧𝙧𝙧𝙞𝙙𝙜𝙚


jz 1 month ago

musangokwidza maprice kani akomana munoti tichadyawo chingwa isuvanamabvuragudo here


Chamisa junior 1 month ago

: The wholesale price of bread has gone up to ZW$560 a loaf.

The retail price for you and I is now ZW$600 a loaf of bread.

Jamaicans say;
“Tings na easy bredren, the ruling politicians pile pressure pon we!

We are harvesting the consequences of failing to unite

Matthew 4:4
[4]Man shall not live on bread alone, but every word which comes out of the mouth of God

*Verse riya rakushanda*.😂😂😂😂😂


ggg 1 month ago

ummmm


mimi 1 month ago

aaaa chingwa usadaro so


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Machiavelli 1 month ago

This is de facto dollarisation. Only earlier today did I warn @Blue 💙 that dollarisation was around the corner. Less than 24 hours I am vindicated.
All that's left is the de jure dollarisation

Waiting for @Blue 💙 to spew his patriotic mantra


Machiavelli 4 weeks ago

@ Blue 💙, as someone once said, "S.T.U.P.I.D is knowing the truth, seeing the truth, but still believing the lies"

You like an alcoholic, are in denial.

Blue 💙 1 month ago

Thank you@Tio4, spicy comment. @Machiavelli, we the citizens have become villains. Y'all going to start paying for bread in USDs just because some rogue species decided to go that way. Those bakeries aill be dealt with. That erosion of people's salaries, it's not done by Zanu or the government,no. It's done by the citizens. It's all pre-election speculation.
I wonder what CCC would preach in their campaigns if the economy stabilizes? 🤔, I ponder like a young Edgar Allan Poe.
Anyways, remember what l told you, no matter what happens, the Zim dollar is going nowhere. Believe me. It's unpatriotic to cum about the US dollar all the time. Shy don't you like your own currency? Muchadzikama henyu after elections.

Tio4 1 month ago

Blue is a blinded fool who thinks being patriotic is agreeing blindly to everything Zpf says. We are headed to full dollarisation.

Allan 1 month ago

Aghh pakaipa


Observer 1 month ago

Today I paid $zw450 for a lobels loaf 🍞 up from $zw345.


Tio4 1 month ago

Let me quote " Some bakeries are reportedly demanding payment in United States dollars only, leading to an “artificial” shortage of bread in some parts of the country." And "Tuckshop owners in Harare on Friday told NewsDay that they were failing to get enough bread supplies from bakeries, who only want foreign currency for bread orders"

There are only 2 bakeries which supply Zimbabwe lobels and bakers inn , saka ndovarikukonzeresa artificial shortages also ndivo varikuda ma us$ pachingwa chavo, the journalist has to report as it is, and say lobels or Bakers inn is demanding payment in us$.


Sevens 1 month ago

Uyu murwere uyu kwana chendambuya uko ahwaziwe ana lobels awo

Twabam 1 month ago

@tio. Proton is the biggest bread bakery with a huge distribution network. But people like you vana vemuharare majayira kuona baker's inn nelobels

Tio4 1 month ago

Lobels and Bakers inn control over 60% of the market share.

👽 1 month ago

Have you ever heard of proton bakery

Gafa 1 month ago

Chiregai Mangundya naMthuli anohora ma USD achidya namai vake vakore semombe .Isu hatisi vanhu


the king 1 month ago

This is not good at all this is blusferm


bhuru 1 month ago

zvaendwa



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