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    KFC shows interest in Beitbridge


    BEITBRIDGE - Fast food franchise, KFC has plans to open a branch in Beitbridge, Beitbridge Town Clerk Loud Ramakgapola has said.
    He said this when he addressed a recent stakeholders meeting during the local authority’s local development plan meeting held at Purple Heart Hall.
    The international fast- food retail giant outlet reopened its outlets in the country last year November after a temporary shutdown due to economic difficulties.
    KFC was one of the first American fast food chains to expand internationally opening outlets in Canada, United Kingdom, Mexico and Jamaica by the mid 1960s. It has since expanded rapidly in China which is now the company’s single largest market.
    “Beitbridge is the busiest town and we have proposed to expand and acquire communal land for urban development to promote investment opportunities and to enhance construction of modern structures that suit recently attained Municipality status.
    ‘KFC has shown interest in coming to Beitbridge and there is need to upgrade our hospital or even construct another hospital. We have pressure to establish more primary schools in Beitbridge, we have three reservoirs and we need to have more hence the need to expand our town,” he said.
    Ramakgapola could not give further details as to when KFC will establish a branch in the border town and where the outlet will be located.
    Beitbridge Municipality has proposed to expand into three rural council wards, 5; 6 and 15 with a total land area of 30 878 hectares.
    The local development plan will run for 15 years.


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