By A Correspondent| Zimbabwe War Vets deputy minister Victor Matemadanda was last week left embarrassed after a female Masvingo resident told him straight to his face that she had no under_wear ear as she could no longer afford it.
Matemadanda was in Masvingo to assess the consumer situation in face of rising prices fueled by high inflation.
Matemadanda embarked on 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 Emmerson Mnangagwa.
At Pick n Pay Supermarket, Matemadanda met his worst embarrassment when a woman told him she had no under_wear as it had become an unaffordable luxury for her.
“I am a domestic worker 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 under_wear because I cannot afford it,” the woman said.