The fact that Mugabe was seen eating a bag of imported Lays chips at his birthday party has made some Zimbabweans angry.
Lays which are made by PepsiCoare are not local products. Yet Mugabe’s government has made importing foreign products, including food, very difficult since mid-last year, forcing importers to buy special import licences as part of moves to encourage local production.
Zimbabwe’s deteroriating foreign currency shortages make importing goods very hard because payments to outside suppliers now take weeks to go through.
— Trends SADC ™ (@Trends_SADC) February 26, 2017
— #Zimbabwe (@WaMariga16) February 26, 2017