Chinese traders make a killing as Zims invade shops
FRANCISTOWN: Located in the western part of the city, Haskins Street is probably the busiest street in Francistown today.
Cashing in on the high demand for blankets, electronics and other goods, these immigrants have turned a chain of Chinese shops on Haskins Street into their shopping home. It is a matter of Chinese immigrant shop-owners attracting Zimbabwean immigrant-shoppers. The mall along this street, which some call ‘Bulawayo’, is not a modern boulevard and the buildings and pavement are clearly beaten with age. But it seems much more attractive to immigrants than locals.
As one meanders his way along these shops, one has to be [continue reading]