Street traders offer a better bargain than stores as Zimbabwe’s currency crumbles
By FARAI MUTSAKA Associated Press | Wednesday, May 24, 2023, 12:05 a.m.
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A street trader smiles on May 10 while greeting motorists on the streets of Harare. To stand out, street vendors are becoming creative and turning on the charm, a far cry from their usual brazen approach. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)
Street traders sell various goods to motorists on the streets of Harare, in this May, 10, 2023 photo. Shoppers in Zimbabwe are increasingly turning to street traders to buy what they need as the local currency plunges in value against the U.S. dollar. Street traders in cars, on bicycles or on foot clog sidewalks, roads and parking spaces. They sell items ranging from groceries to cosmetics, brooms, dog chains, car parts and medicines. ( AP Photo/Tsvangirayi Mukwazhi)