Cassava Smartech’s Vaya is reported to be in a partnership with Thumela eKhaya, an eCommerce retailer from South Africa to deliver groceries from South Africa to Zimbabwe.
This platform seeks to bridge the gap between those in diaspora and those in Zimbabwe by offering a platform to easily transport groceries. Once payment is done, that is by Visa or Mastercard, delivery will take place withing 24hrs to 72hrs.
Mr Peterson Tengende, Thumela eKhaya’s chief executive officer, said the on-demand grocery delivery service will enable Zimbabweans living and working in the diaspora to support their families back home from anywhere in the world.
Our brand name literally speaks to the common phenomenon of sending things home, in this case groceries. We have done our best to source quality goods from South Africa as well as local Zimbabwe favourites, which will definitely make up a basket with much needed variety for families back home,Mr Peterson Tengende, Thumela eKhaya’s chief executive officer,
Some questioned why there are only restricting to groceries which probably is an area they are using to test the waters.
Mr Tengende further explained saying,
Gone are the days of losing goods to unregistered runners where one will not have any recourse if something goes wrong. The business is committed to total customer satisfaction. All goods transiting from Johannesburg to Zimbabwe have full Goods in Transit insurance and in the rare event that goods are not delivered, damaged or there is partial order delivery, Thumela eKhaya will replace or offer a refund,