A new mall being built in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, is expected to be completed by December.
The Sawanga Mall will have mix of retail, commercial and entertainment activities and a major anchor, family supermarket chain Pick n Pay. The mall will be at the corner of Livingstone and Pioneer Roads.
Steven Kapfunde, ZIMRE Property Investments (ZPI) Senior Executive said construction was already under way and is expected to create 400 jobs during construction and 450 jobs in operations after opening.
Kapfunde said they were aiming to complement the government’s efforts in boosting tourism in the region with appropriate tenants such as financial services currently missing from the town. “We are creating a world-class shopping experience commensurate with expected international standards at the same time, without losing the local identity,” he said.
The mall is expected to become a place for both locals and international visitors to shop. “In itself, the mall should be a tourist destination while at the same time being consistent with all major tourist destinations,” said Kapfunde.