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Postage rates just too high

POSTAGE rates have just been increased again, this time about fourfold.

An airmail letter weiging up to 10 grammes to Europe now costs $17 000 to post against $4

200 last week. It is interesting to note that a 10 gramme airmail letter posted from Switzerland to Zimbabwe costs CHF1,80.

Multiply this by the current auction exchange rate and you get about $7 700! We are being asked to pay 2,2 times as much for postage in forex than a first world country – almost twice as much if one uses the parallel exchange rate.

Who is ripping off who? Would the director of Zimpost like to comment before consumer resistance creates yet more unemployment in Zimbabwe.

R Chenaux-Repond,


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