Zimbabwe: Hungry Locals Queue for Roller-Meal Despite Govt Ban On Big Gatherings

Zimbabwe began a 21-day nationwide lockdown on March 30, 2020, following neighbour South Africa in implementing some of the world's toughest anti-COVID-19 measures likely to hurt an economy already suffering hyperinflation, food and water shortages.

Hundreds of desperate and hungry consumers Sunday besieged a Bon Marche supermarket in Harare's Westgate suburb where they patiently queued for hours for scarce roller-meal despite a recent government ban on crowds of more than 50 people.

President Emmerson Mnangagwa Friday declared the country was going on a 21-day lockdown starting this Monday as part of his government's efforts to prevent the further spread of the deadly coronavirus.

NewZimbabwe.com captured, in a video, hundreds of desperate consumers who were queuing for roller-meal outside the upmarket suburb of Westgate.

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