Zimbabwean entrepreneur, Shepherd Mafundikwa, establishes first ever hand-made cigars manufacturing company in Harare, in a bid to boost the country’s economy, despite the COVID-19 impacts. Mafundikwa reveals that, after several years spent in the United States, he discovered a great demand for cigars over there and finally took the resolution to set up a hand-made cigar business that could benefit Zimbabwe.
The newly established cigar factory uses locally grown tobacco and to produce its cigars. Recently, the company got involved in the export market according to Mafundikwa, they are going to be more focused in the export market
“we have already gotten commands from South Africa, Angola, Romania, Dubai,” he stated.
Besides, Zimbabwe produces more than 252 million kilogrammes of tobacco thus making her the sixth largest tobacco producer in the world.