Chisom Jenniffer Okoye
3 minute read
19 Sep 2019
8:15 am

SA brothers create app to deliver groceries hassle-free in Zim

Chisom Jenniffer Okoye

Zimbabweans living in SA can download the app and pay at local grocery outlets, whereafter their families in Zim can collect their groceries in any of five locations.

People walk near newspaper posters on Zimbabwe's current economic situation in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 July 2019. Picture: EPA-EFE / AARON UFUMELI

What used to be a dreadful mission for a mother – to send essential commodities to her three children living in Zimbabwe – is now a quick errand that doesn’t even require her leaving the house. A Zimbabwean living in Tembisa, Lindiwe Chevure, said sending food parcels to Zimbabwe for her children and in-laws every month was stressful. She would send them through informal delivery services in the form of buses or minibuses, also known as malaicha, once a month and always worried about whether they would get to her family in good condition. “It was so stressful. The malaichas...