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Food crisis looming as shops in middle of partial, full-lockdown confusion

Sunday, 5th April, 2020

MBABANE:Nhlangano residents were on Friday caught in a middle of government’s partial and full lockdown confusion after Wozani Supermarket, a popular shop that sell mealie-meal among others, at affordable prices was closed on Friday.

Speaking to this Swaziland News Mancoba Khumalo, the Minister of Commerce,Industry and Trade clarified that all businesses selling food should remain open in the midst of the partial lockdown as part of providing essential services to the public.

“Our statement was very clear that businesses that sell food should remain open as part of essential services, nothing has changed. Minister Ntjangase was not talking about a national shutdown but he was referring to government services and he has since clarified that in the media” said the Commerce Minister.

It has been disclosed that most businesspeople were left confused after Minister of Public Service Christian Ntjangase was quoted by the media talking about what was portrayed as a national shutdown, however the Minister later clarified his statement.

Food crisis looming as shops in middle of partial, full-lockdown confusion
Minister of Commerce Mancoba Khumalo