By Prosperity Mzila
A disheartening sight it was, witnessing sick people walk in and out of pharmacies empty handed. After having paid exorbitant amounts to have a doctor’s diagnosis and yet the prescribed remedy for the healing process proved out of reach for many. Pharmacies in Zimbabwe had since a month ago introduced a three tier pricing system, with drugs selling in hard greenbacks or an equivalent according to the black market prevailing rates. The whole process seemed unfair, wicked and self-enriching at the expense of the patient’s life.