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Izakhamizi zakoBulawayo zihlaba omkhulu umkhosi ngenxa yokukhuphuka kwentengo yemphahla, ukuhla lakho konke okokuziphilisa, osokubenza zehluleke ukunakekela imuli.

Abenhanganiso ebona ngezoncedo lokudla emhlabeni jikelele eye World Food Program bethule umbiko othi imigoqo eyalethwa lubhubhane lweCovid-19, eyokuvala ilizwe isidale udubo lwendlala esihlasele kakubi imuli zemadolobheni kakhulu ukwedlula emaphandleni.

Groceries in a supermarket
Groceries in a supermarket

Abenhlanganiso yeWorld Food Program(WFP) bathi inengi labantu baseZimbabwe bazakwehluleka ukuthola khona ukudla kuthi ezinye imuli zidle kanye ngelanga ngoba inengi labantu belihlezi ezindlini lingasebenzi ngenxa yokuvalwa kwelizwe emizameni kahulumende yokumelana leCOVID-19 eyeLockdown.

Unkosikazi Pretty Mpofu omunye wabaphila ngokuthengisa uthi sokunzima kuye ukuthi enelise ukuthola ukudla kathathu ngelanga.

“Abanengi abantu abasebenzi, i-unemployment rate iphezulu kakhulu. Osekusenzakala yikuthi sesisidla kanye ngelanga. Asisenelisi ukudla i-3 meals a day ngoba ukudla kuyadula. Khathesi kunje izikolo zivuliwe abantwana, abantwana bayaphuma nje bengela kudla ngoba sona isinkwa nje okwakhathesi asisakwaniseki asilayo imali yokuthi sithenge. Lokhu kuyaphuca ilungelo lethu ele right to affordable food, sesisidla nje loba yini singasakhethi.”

Groceries in a supermarket
Groceries in a supermarket

Umnumzana Eric Ndlovu isakhamuzi sakoBulawayo uthi intengo yokudla ayihambelani leholo.

“Sihlangana lobunzima kakhulu kulezi insuku, izinto zikhwelile lanxa kunjalo uhulumende lokhe e insister ukuthi i-rate yileyi engaphansi kwe RTGS $90 kodwa kwala uZupco kanye yena ul charger nge rater ka $100. Khathesi sitshona singadlanga size siyekudla ntambama ngoba singasakwanisi ukuthi sithenge. Lokhu kubuhlungu kakhulu ebantwaneni ngoba bona bengakujayelanga, sibona ukudla kukhwela kodwa ama salaries lokhe engakhuphuki.”

Umnumzana Ambrose Sibindi umgcinisihlalo we Executive Council wenhlanganiso yezakhamizi eye Bulawayo Progressive Residents Association uthi labo abasebenzayo iholo labo lingaphansi kakhulu khwesikwama esiphilisa imuli yabantu abayisithupha.

“Sinanzelela ukuthi ntengo yempahla kwele Zimbabwe iqansile kakhulu ngokunjalo kwenza abantu abanengi baphile nzima ngoba bengasebenzi. Kodwa okungathi kuluncedo kulezi insuku yisikhathi sehlobo umumbu emasimini. Kodwa eqinisweni abantu abasebenzi, lalabo abasebenzayo imali abayiholayo ingaphansi kwe poverty datum line eye RTGS $25 000.”

Lokhu kusekelwe ngumnumzana Effort Ncube umgcinisihlalo wenhlanganiso yabathengi eye National Consumer Rights Association.

“Abantu baphakathi kwezinsizi ezinengi kakhulu balala bengadlanga abanye batshona bengadlanga kuthi labo abangani bayenelisa badle kabili ngelanga ngenxa yokudula kwezinto. Kunzima kakhulu, kasisakhulumi ngaboschool fees lemali yezibhedlela, eyokugada. Abantu sebesehluleka lokuthi bondle abantwababo. Lokhu osekudliwa akwakhi mzimba ngokokugcwalisa isisu kuphela, akuseyiyo mpilo elula kithi.”

Ekhuluma leStudio 7, ecingweni usikhwicamfundo Paul Mavima umphathintambo obona ngezisebenzi zikahulumende uchaze ukuthi uhulumende uyazama ukuba akhangele intengo yempahla ukuba ingahlali ikhuphuka njalo nje.

Uchaze ukuba labo abaphila ngokuthengisa sebevulelwe ukuba basebenze loba kungafani lakuqala kodwa bakhangelele ukuba abantu babuyele esimeni ababekiso kungakaze kube lomkhuhlane we Corona.

Inhlanganiso eye World Food Programme ikhiphe umbiko otshengisela ukuthi kulokhwehla kwezinga lokuphila ebantwini abasemadolobheni lapho abantu abayisilinganiso sokwedlula amatshumi ayisitshiyagalombili ekhulwini (83%) bephila ngaphansi kwesikhwama semali esinakekela imuli yabantu abayisithupha.

Ukuqonga kwentengo yokudla eSupermarket
Ukuqonga kwentengo yokudla eSupermarket

Lokhu kubangelwa yikukhuphuka kwentengo yokudla lendingeko zempilo kanye lokuwa kwesisindo semali yeZimbabwe. Inhlanganiso le ichaze ukuba isebenza ndawonye lohulumende lezinye inhlanganiso ngokufaka inhlelo ezizancedisa uzulu ukuba aphile ngcono.

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