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Trucks are parked at the Beitbridge border with Zimbabwe (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Sandile Ndlovu)
Trucks are parked at the Beitbridge border with Zimbabwe (Photo by Gallo Images / Sowetan / Sandile Ndlovu)

Zimbabwean businesses are worried over possible shortages of basic commodities and critical raw materials, following unrest in South Africa that left factories, infrastructure and supply channels closed or destroyed.

South Africa is Zimbabwe's biggest trading partner and economic players believe events taking place in South Africa have dire consequences for the Zimbabwean economy.

The Confederation of Zimbabwe Industries (CZI), which represents the country's manufacturers, spent the better part of Friday morning deliberating on the likely effects of the riots.

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