According to Hopewell Chin'ono, a journalist from Zimbabwe, the country imports virtually everything from South Africa, including toilet paper. Because to obstacles to doing business, such as Indigenous Peoples' Rights Act, Zimbabwe lacks the manufacturing capacity to create the vast majority of its consumer goods (Put Zimbabweans First). For a few years, Mugabe banned Zimbabweans from importing goods from South Africa, prompting an uproar from Musina's residents, the majority of whom are themselves Zimbabweans.
South Africa's total export value in 2021: R65 billion to Mozambique and $43.5 billion to Zimbabwe
The government of South Africa has not done a good job of conveying to Afriphobes the vital role that Mozambique and Zimbabwe play in maintaining the country's economy.
Some South Africans were angered by this, though. In a flash, they mocked the tweeter for claiming that South Africa does not ship any goods to its neighbors. The only thing South Africans gain from these nations is the burden of foreigners.
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