Pepsi plant rattles opposition

by Caitlin Kamba

Opposition political activists have been rattled by President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s official opening of a Pespi plant in Harare, yesterday, which has availed employment opportunities to thousands of Zimbabweans.

As Zimbabweans took to social media celebrating the milestone achievement which demonstrated that Zimbabwe is open for business, opposition political parties’ sympathisers have cast aspersions at the project.

One Welldone Tembo challenged MDC-T leader, Nelson Chamisa to respond to the gesture by President Mnangagwa by also initiating developmental projects and retire from smear campaigns.

This did not go down well with Progressive Teachers’ Union of Zimbabwe (PTUZ), Secretary General, Raymond MAJONGWE, who responded by tweeting that “welcome to sugar diabetes and more cancer.’ Soon a thread of reactions dismissing Majongwe followed as netizens described him as cynical, ungrateful and unproductive.

Majongwe was literary overwhelmed by the support rendered to the Pepsi project with another netizen, Takura Ndhloko, submitting that “while you are foreseeing trouble with our health due to these ‘poisonous’ drinks, I think they are giving Coca cola a tough (and healthy) competition. Coke was just too expensive. A 300ml can selling for 80 cents? These guys are selling 500mls for 50 cents.”

The advent of Pepsi has been welcomed by industrialists who echoed that it is a necessary and healthy competition to Delta Beverages which was enjoying monopoly in the Zimbabwean market.