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As the financial crisis in Zimbabwe deepens, KFC Africa has taken the decision to temporarily shut its outlets in that country.

According to the company, the fast food outlets rely heavily on local suppliers and “are unable to continue to trade due to the current pressure on the country’s economy”.

“The currency challenges have affected our operations and supply and we are exploring various ways to reopen our restaurants soon.”

In recent days a number of stores have been forced to close their doors after essentials such as medicine and water started running out.

Long queues for petrol, bread and other essentials have once again become a familiar sight on the streets of most Zimbabwe cities.

President Emerson Mnangagwa’s government introduced a stabilisation programme, meant to help the economy recover after years of hardship during Robert Mugabe’s reign.

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