FRANCISTOWN, 24 December 2008 (IRIN)
- The streets of Botswana's Francistown, about 110km from Zimbabwe's western
border, are teeming with Zimbabwean shoppers ahead of Christmas.
But it is Christmas shopping with a difference.
Most basic goods are not available in Zimbabwe, so the cross-border hop
is a shop for everything - starting with the basics - and in the mix are
job opportunities for other migrants.
"I started off carrying shoppers'
bags and luggage to the bus or railway station for five pula (US$0.50)
when I first ventured here," Priscilla Gombacheche, told IRIN, who