Veterans Affairs deputy minister Victor Matemadanda was last week left
embarrassed after a female Masvingo resident told him straight to his face that
she had no underwear as she could no longer afford it.
Masvingo to assess the consumer situation in face of rising prices fueled by
a walk-about, talking to ordinary members of the public about their situation
and asking them to tell him what they wanted him to report to President
spoke to Matemadanda were, however, hostile and many told him that they had no
faith in government’s capability to solve the economic crisis.
Supermarket, Matemadanda met his worst embarrassment when a woman told him she
had no underwear as it had become an unaffordable luxury for her.
and I earn RTGS$100 which cannot buy me enough of the most basics of life.
Prices of sugar and cooking oil have risen beyond my reach. Right now I don’t
even have underwear because I cannot afford it,” the woman said.
criticism from many other residents, Matemadanda maintained a brave face,
promising that government will look into their concerns.