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ZCTU at last raises duty for sanitary pads

THE Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions (ZCTU) has finally raised the US$7 000 ($700 million) needed to clear a consignment of sanitary pads donated by well-wishers in South Africa after the Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) refused to allow the load in without the payment of customs duty.

The ZCTU accused the government of politicising a social issue meant to benefit the majority of Zimbabwean women hard hit by rocketing prices of sanitary pads.

The consignment has been stuck in Johannesburg after Zimra refused to waive the duty on the goods arguing that the ZCTU was not a registered charitable organisation.

The consignment of sanitary pads was a donation from South Africans to Zimbabwean women after an appeal was sent out for the free supply to be availed to Zimbabwean women, the majority of whom can not afford the high costs of the pads. — Staff Writer.

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