Articles tagged 'fuel shortage'

Fuel queues ease after prices rise 28 January 2019 HARARE - Long fuel queues were once among the most common sights on Zimbabwe's busy streets, but the snaking lines of cars waiting to refuel have disappeared in the past week following a 150 percent price hike. Queues outside pump stations used to stretch for kilometres. But the situation is c...
'Fuel price hike did not spark rebellion' 24 January 2019 HARARE - Finance and Economic Development minister Mthuli Ncube has claimed what really triggered the rebellion in the streets last week was not the hike in fuel price, saying the demonstrations were pre-planned. The protests started after President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced a 150 percent i...
Police, army crackdown targeted males: ZHRC 23 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe Human Rights Commission (ZHRC) yesterday castigated use of the military in arresting and bringing to justice suspected perpetrators of the three-day stay-away saying the army does not have arresting powers. Findings by the commission reveal that in the aftermath of January 14...
'Zanu PF torture camps emerge' 23 January 2019 HARARE - As the crackdown on anti-government protests escalates, human rights activists have reported the emergence of torture camps in the country following the clampdown on protesters, opposition leaders and other human rights activists, the Daily News can report. Human rights activists have...
'Inclusive national dialogue way to go after protests' 20 January 2019 HARARE - Our News Editor Gift Phiri sits down for a wide-ranging interview with Crisis in Zimbabwe Coalition spokesperson and director Tabani Moyo about last week's shutdown. Find below excerpts of the interview.  Q:  What is your assessment of the Shutdown in terms of its impact? A: The sh...
Zim at Crossroads as horror 2019 unfolds 20 January 2019 HARARE - The palpable fear among many Zimbabweans that 2019 would become yet another “annus horribilis” — Latin for a horrible year — has become a harrowing reality, with the country's political and economic situation declining ever more rapidly, the Daily News on Sunday can report. This comes...
Price hikes fail to end fuel crisis 20 January 2019 HARARE - There is no immediate relief for motorists and transport operators despite government’s shocking fuel hikes as long and winding queues continue to stalk several garages which are struggling to stock the much-sought products. This comes as government insists that the country has enough...
Businesses bemoan shutdown losses 20 January 2019 HARARE - Industry and commerce, the transport sector, the informal sectors and the Zimbabwe Stock Exchange incurred terrible loses during last week's shutdown.  Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions president Peter Mutasa and #ThisFlag leader Evan Mawarire called on citizens to stay at home from J...
Cry my beloved Zimbabwe . . . as country is closed for business 20 January 2019 HARARE - Once open for business, Zimbabwe is closed for business. Shops are closed, people are scared and companies are closing just as is the democratic space that President Emmerson Mnangagwa opened up when he took power through a coup in November 2017. Loads of goodwill that the internat...
Zim at Crossroads 20 January 2019 HARARE - The palpable fear among many Zimbabweans that 2019 would become yet another “annus horribilis” — Latin for a horrible year — has become a harrowing reality, with the country’s political and economic situation declining ever more rapidly, the Daily News on Sunday can report.   [Adz] ...
Soldiers leave ugly terror trail 18 January 2019 HARARE - Horror stories are slowly emerging of how the country's trigger-happy security forces brutalised ordinary Zimbabweans this week — shooting  68 people and leaving dozens others requiring life-saving surgeries nationally following deadly clashes between protesters and law enforcement agent...
Panicking shoppers besiege supermarkets 18 January 2019 HARARE - Hundreds of panicking shoppers yesterday thronged  supermarkets  and engaged in panic buying after some of the country's leading retailers opened their doors to the public following three days of closure due to a crippling national strike. The retailers blamed the panic buying on the ...
Dark clouds hang over Zim 17 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe is now entering unchartered waters following several deaths of innocent people and arrests of pro-democracy activists and senior opposition figures by security agents in the on-going clampdown against those who participated in the fuel price hike demos. This comes as doctors ...
Rights groups slam State heavy-handedness 17 January 2019 HARARE - Civil society organisations and political parties have condemned State security agents for using high-handed tactics to put down protests. This comes after the so-called “shutdown” entered its third day yesterday, with workers and general members of the public demanding better living ...
Dark clouds hang over Zimbabwe 17 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabwe is now entering unchartered waters following several deaths of innocent people and arrests of pro-democracy activists and senior opposition figures by security agents in the on-going clampdown against those who participated in the fuel price hike demos.   [Adz] [GoogleA...
ED hikes fuel prices 13 January 2019 HARARE - In a panicky move which analysts described as an act of desperation — and which economic experts said would not resolve the country's debilitating fuel shortages — President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government sharply and immediately increased the prices of fuel last night. As a result, a...
Zimbabwe facing foreign currency shortages, not fuel: ED 13 January 2019 HARARE - Our News Editor Gift Phiri sits down for a wide-ranging interview with President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s spokesperson George Charamba about the stuttering economy and what government is doing to address the worsening crisis. Find below excerpts of the interview.  Q: President Mnangagw...
Govt hikes fuel prices 13 January 2019 HARARE - In a panicky move which analysts described as an act of desperation - and which economic experts said would not resolve the country's debilitating fuel shortages - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's government sharply and immediately increased the prices of fuel last night.   [Adz] [G...
Commuters feel the pinch as fares shoot up again 12 January 2019 HARARE - Zimbabweans are facing more travelling chaos and heartache after both commuter omnibus and bus operators once again hiked their fares sharply, due to the country's worsening fuel crisis. This comes as most filling stations are increasingly charging petrol and diesel in United States d...
Govt holds fuel crisis meeting 10 January 2019 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa's under-fire government yesterday held an emergency meeting over the country's worsening fuel crisis. The debilitating fuel shortages have now resulted in desperate calls from stressed business leaders who want authorities to allocate them special supplies...
Travellers stranded as fuel crisis grows 9 January 2019 HARARE - The double whammy of biting fuel shortages and steep transport fares is leaving thousands of commuters stranded — forcing many of them to hitch precarious rides on lorries and pick-up trucks, in the latest desperate scenes to afflict long-suffering Zimbabweans. This comes as most comm...
MPs bemoan queuing for fuel coupons 28 December 2018 HARARE - Members of Parliament (MPs) have complained that they are going through demeaning conditions as they have to queue for fuel coupons. Zanu PF Chegutu West MP Dexter Nduna said Parliament should computerise their revenue generating and distributing mechanisms as getting coupons manually...
Illegal fuel dealers flood Zim 24 December 2018 HARARE - With two 20-litre jerry cans filled with petrol, Musa ducks traffic along Samora Machel Avenue, one of the biggest roads in Harare’s central business district. He gets into his battered truck and zig-zags his way to somewhere before he re-merges a few minutes later with nothing in his...
Fuel situation gets desperate 3 December 2018 HARARE - Suppliers are apparently refusing to release fuel to Zimbabwe until the government settles what it owes to them, the Daily News was told yesterday. This comes as the prices of fuel are going down elsewhere in the region, while Zimbabweans have to contend with more anxiety and snaking ...
Fuel shortages hit Zim again 22 November 2018 HARARE - Government assured motorists yesterday that there were no shortages of fuel and urged them not to engage in panic buying after long queues built up at filling stations. Lengthy fuel queues were reported by motorists across Zimbabwe, including in the second capital Bulawayo, the easter...