Hunger and chaos push Zim’s tortured people to the brink again

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Hunger and chaos push Zim’s tortured people to the brink again

Prices of basics soar out of the reach of most as rumours of hyperinflation and another coup darken the horizon

AFP

A Zimbabwean shopper in a Harare supermarket shook his head, grumbling as he returned a loaf of bread to a rack after finding the price had jumped by a third and he could no longer afford it.

Nearby, a more than 1km-long queue of cars waited for petrol at an empty fuel station in the hope it would receive a delivery.

Zimbabwe is being buffeted by its worst economic crisis in more than a decade, including scarcity of basics such as fuel and cornmeal...

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