Minister of Energy and Power Development Jorum Gumbo dismisses rumors about fuel price increment.
Gumbo said the country is not facing any fuel shortages since the country could afford purchasing it but some filling stations cannot afford to buy fuel as it being sold in foreign currency.
Minister Gumbo seemed to be blaming motorist for panic buying which is causing the alleged fuel shortages . He said that he received some messages claiming that fuel price is going up to $5 and that motoring public is in panic mode again.
Gumbo also warned the motorist to desist from fake news from social media claiming the Government is now increasing fuel prices from $3.32 to $5.
“I do not know why some sections of the media are doing that,” he said.
Due to fuel shortages commuters have been left helpless and in long queues waiting to be served. Fuel shortages have made life difficult for Zimbabweans as they have to hitch hike in order to get to work on time. Zimbabwe faces fuel crisis as prices escalate due to economic challenges.