Livingstone’s Spur and Shoprite reduces mealie meal prices


FOLLOWING Government’s intervention to off load subsidized maize to millers, mealie meal prices in Livingstone’s Shoprite and Spur outlets have gone down.

A check by Times in Shoprite revealed that a 25kg bag of breakfast was now selling at K59.99 while roller meal was pegged at K39.99, While Spur was selling a 25kg bag of breakfast at K65.90 and roller K44.90.

Musanza breakfast meal in Spur had maintained the old price of K72.60 for a 25kg breakfast bag while roller meal was still at K54.80.

A 25 kg of Pembe’s breakfast and Mealile mealie meal in Shoprite had also maintained their old prices of K73 and K77.99 respectively.

The situation in markets was different from that in the two supermarkets as the survey revealed that old prices had been maintained in these trading places for various brands of the staple food.

A check at Maramba market showed that a 25kg bag of national milling was selling within the ranges of K72 to k73, while roller meal was maintained within the old ranges of K54 to K56.

The situation was not any different at Dambwa central market were Musanza breakfast 25kg was going within the ranges of K72 to K74.

Some retailers talked to in these markets said they had maintained old prices because they were still getting orders from the millers at the old prices.

Nathan Malimba a trader at Maramba market said Mwasimu and Musanza milling were still supplying them mealie meal at old prices hence the difficult for them to adjust the prices down wards.

“The millers here in Livingstone have not reduced their order price for mealie meal. We are still getting the commodity at same old price so we can only adjust if they also bring the price down,” Mr Malimba said.

And a miller who opted for anonymity said despite government announcing that millers would be supplied with subsidized maize, they had not yet seen that come to reality.

The miller said they had found it difficult to get maize from the Food Reserve Agency (FRA) in Livingstone because they had not yet been given a go ahead by the FRA head office.

At press time, efforts to get comment from Musanza milling proved futile as the Marketing Manager was reported out of the station.



  1. is this news honestly?what a wasted country through cheap politics,government doing house holds budgets,what is nsima?report on medicinal or more psycho social issues.its a pity that mealie prices are put up as issues when campaining,lets be factual dont treat inhumane


  2. Don’t shop from Shoprite or Spur.When you shop from there you are creating jobs for the South African dogs who are busy killing your brothers under the pretext that they are taking their jobs.


    • It is this attitude of toiling/sacrificing on foreign issues that got us in this mess in the first place. What will happen to bros & sisters who work/supply shopfitting & Spurs?


    • On the mediterranean, Europeans or white people, are rescuing Africans from the perils of the Sea. In South Africa, the rainbow nation, black South Africans are murdering fellow black africans from other parts of africa, supported by a mad king. This is the biggest disgrace and humiliation to Africans since the promise of a new beginning in 1994. ” Little did we know that eventually the enemy would stand aside and look, while we slaughtered one another….”


  3. Consumption subsidies in the face of an impending poor harvest, budget deficit arising from U-turn on mining taxation, stalled construction projects due to empty treasury = fiscal incompetence (disaster) /economic mismanagement



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