CZR president, Denford Mutashu PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s government recently threatened to crack down on “errant retailers” after a spike in prices of basic goods triggered fears of widespread shortages. Mugabe promised tough action against alleged saboteurs he said were behind the price increases. The Financial Gazette’s Markets Editor, John Kachembere (JK), spoke to the Confederation of Zimbabwe Retailers president, Denford Mutashu (DM) to understand the reasons behind the pricing hikes and other challenges affecting the retail sector. Below are excerpts of the interview. JK: What is the current status of the country’s retail sector? DM: The retail sector currently is facing a lot of challenges ranging from the seemingly never-ending liquidity issues, inability to keep pace…