zimbabwe-christmas-shopping-in-harare.jpgJingle bells are ringing in the capital as Christmas is only a few days away.

Shops in the city centre are decorated to embrace the festive euphoria.

Its all glittering as the Christmas decoration are up in the city centre and people are rushing to do their shopping for the holidays.
The excitement and euphoria has set the festive mood in motion.

The introduction of the multi-currency system by the then Acting Minister of Finance, Cde Patrick Chinamasa in 2009, has given hope to Zimbabweans as the shelves of supermarkets are full and commodities are in abundance.

Despite the euphoria the recent surge in prices is worrying to many Zimbabweans.

christmas-celebration.jpg“Retailers are ripping us off. It is surprising that prices are going up at a time where the economy is showing signs of recovery. Maybe they know that people have no option, they need to by goods for the festive season,” said one consumer.

It is a norm towards Christmas that prices go down as retailers will be trying to push volumes.

However, this trend seem to be alien in Zimbabwe as prices are increasing, a development blamed for eroding the workers’ bonuses.