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SA unrest to affect Zambia’s supply of imported goods – BuyZed

• The repo effects of the unrest will affect supply of goods and services we Zambia imports from SA.
• BuyZed is advocating for local production of goods and services.
• Zambians must maintain the peace, tranquility and unity.

BuyZed Campaign says Zambia’s long dependency on South Africa for various essential goods and services will again be put to test due to the prevailing deadly unrest in that country.
Speaking to Money FM News, Organization Founder Evans Ngoma said the rioting and looting of shops in South Africa triggered by the jailing of former President Jacob Zuma has entered day 4 with no indication of subsiding.
Mr. Ngoma stated that in as much as Zambia cannot manage to be self-sufficient in all essential goods and services needed, there are some that can be locally produced which the country has continued to import from South Africa.
He reiterated the need to maximize local production of goods and services to ensure that the country remains secure with regards to essential commodities.
“The ripple effect of this unrest will affect the supply of goods and services we import from South Africa. It is largely for this reason that BuyZed is advocating local production of goods and services to ensure that, as a Nation, we remain sustainably secured in terms of essentials or else we have to prepare for shortages of essentials which we have continued to import,” Mr. Ngoma said.
And Mr. Ngoma challenged Zambians to maintain the peace, tranquility and unity which the country has always been known for.
“As we heard to the polls scheduled for August 12, 2021 BuyZed is more confident that we will continue to make our departed founding father Dr. Kenneth David Kaunda proud by maintaining peace and tranquility we have enjoyed since 1964. Zambia has since then been known as a haven of peace,” he emphasized.
According to Reuters, crowds clashed with police and ransacked or burned shopping malls in South Africa on Tuesday, with dozens reported killed as grievances unleashed by the jailing of former president Jacob Zuma boiled over into the worst violence in years.
Protests that followed Zuma’s arrest last week have widened into looting and an outpouring of generalized anger over inequality that persists 27 years after the fall of apartheid.

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