Prices shoot up after senate elections

HARARE - The price of basic commodities has shot up soon after the end of the controversial senate elections. In the run up to the poll government is said to have kept a tight leash on prices only to let go soon after the election. Meat has gone up from Z$110 000 per kg to Z$195 000 per kg. Most but

cheries are meeting consumer resistance as people struggle to keep up with the increases. The move follows in the footsteps of previous elections were government has exercised excessive control over the market to try and appease restless voters. Previous elections have in the majority been followed by massive price hikes. In the run up to the March 2005 parliamentary elections, fuel supplies were prioritised only for massive shortages to re-appear soon after the poll.  SW Radio Africa

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