IGNORE IMAGE WITH SHOPRITE MEALIE MEAL PRICE TAG BEING CIRCULATED – ITS FAKE NEWS
14th January 2020 – We wish to inform the general public that the image purportedly from Shoprite indicating the price of mealie meal as K215.99 for breakfast is fake. The price is K169.99 in Shoprite.
We are ably informed that this was a pricing error at one of the Shoprite outlets.
We wish to alert the public to be on high alert to such errors and sometimes individuals who are politically inclined will go to such desperate levels in order to cause panic and gain cheap political mileage.
She stated that the tripartite agreement involving Government, through the Food Reserve Agency (FRA), the Millers Association of Zambia and Grain Traders Association of Zambia in November last year, should result in wholesale prices of roller meal at K 125.00 and breakfast meal at K 130.00.
She further announced that the key retailers had all agreed on a not more than K6.00 mark up which means retail prices for roller meal will be K 131.00 while breakfast meal being K136.00