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Zimbabwe slaps price control on food
Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2005

The government of President Robert Mugabe announced new price controls of basic food commodities in Zimbabwe to combat hyper-inflation.

In a related action, the women's league of his ruling Zanu-PF party threatened to seize food manufacturing companies.

All companies producing and selling maize meal, which forms Zimbabweans staple diet, cooking oil, soft drinks, milk and sugar have to reverse recent price increases to their previous levels, the state-controlled daily Herald quoted Samuel Mumbengegwi as saying.

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