A man prepares French fries to sell to farmers who would spend the night waiting for their tobacco to go through the auction.
It is a 24-hour business for the vendors who operate both from outside and inside TSF premises. “I only go home for two or so hours to change clothes and freshen up. I spend nights here and I sleep right here,” said a vendor pointing to a makeshift mattress.
Women share a meal outside the Tobacco Sales Floor in Harare
In defiance of the strong stench in the toilet, the farmers seem to have found peaceful sleep, with some using their bags as pillows.