Foreigners fuel smuggling

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Foreigners who operate small unregistered shops in downtown areas of major cities in Zimbabwe, are reportedly perpetrating rampant smuggling of basic goods into neighbouring countries at a time Zimbabwe is experiencing acute shortage of the same, the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers (CZR) has claimed.CZR says the issue has been reported to Government through the Ministry of Industry and Commerce for appropriate interventions.
The goods are reportedly smuggled out to countries such as Angola, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique and Zambia.
CZR president Denford Mutashu, said his organisation, a lobby group for retailers, had gathered that foreigners — especially those operating tuck shops in downtown areas of major cities who have links with local suppliers — were behind some of the rampant smuggling of basic goods into neighbouring countries. — The Herald.

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