In pictures: Sale of subsidised roller meal in Harare’s Epworth

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By Idah Mhetu

MILLERS on Thursday rolled out their distribution of stocks of subsidised mealie-meal to shops in Harare in an arrangement supported by the Zimbabwe Republic Police which provided security during both delivery and purchase.

This was meant to limit the movement of people into Harare’s CBD and other parts of the city while hunting for the staple.

Below are some images of people queuing for the scarce product in Harare’s poor township of Epworth.

A delivery truck arrives under police escort

A woman thinks mealie meal more than the safety of the baby hanging precariously against her body

Social distancing far from the concerns of some of the queuing consumers

A police officer tries to enforce social distancing

A tired woman sits on the group while keeping her position in the queue

Some of the elderly consumers who came to purchase mealie meal

Time to offload the mealie meal

A relieved woman takes her precious acquisition home

GMAZ chairperson Tafadzwa Musarara speaks to the media on site