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Bulawayo service stations run dry

by Stephen Jakes
19 Feb 2020 at 15:33hrs | Views
In a situation that has grounded the city's business operations and seriously affected the commuters, almost all service stations in Bulawayo have run out of fuel since weekend.

The situation has seen most Zupco buses parking leaving most residents who have resorted to using them to and from work due to cheaper fares stranded and left with the option of boarding either the Kombis which now cost between $7 and $10 a single trip or to board private cars that charge between $2 and $5.

A survey done in the city established that all the service stations were dry except the one at corner 14th Avenue and Fife Street which sells fuel in forex.

Most service stations attendants were seen seated having nothing to do. No indications of when the fuel will be delivered.

"We do not even know when the fuel will be delivered as of today since Last week Friday we have not been having any deliveries," said an attendant who asked to remain anonymous.

Speculations were rife that the service stations were with holding fuel after speculations that there were possibilities for the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority to increase the fuel prices.

Source - Byo24news