Wheat shortages in the country have forced Lobels to close their Bulawayo plant for the second time within the space of a month. They had re-opened in June after they had closed the plant earlier on again due to wheat shortages.

Our Bulawayo plant closed on Friday. We have exhausted all our flour stocks. Management only said they will recall us after the situation has improved. They said we will not be paid while we are at home

Lobels Chief Executive officer Ngoni Mazango