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Kombis charge fares in US dollars

by Staff reporter
16 Mar 2020 at 06:52hrs | Views
Commuter omnibus operators plying the Chitungwiza to Harare route have started quoting fares in United States dollars, purportedly to raise cash to buy fuel, which is now readily available at service stations selling in foreign currency.
But Government has issued a stern warning to those quoting fares in forex, saying the move was in contravention of the country's statutes, which state that the sole legal tender is the local currency.

The commuter omnibus crews are mostly demanding forex during peak hours or charging exorbitant fares in local currency.

They are charging US$1 or $25 (local currency) hard cash while charging a premium of up to 40 percent to those paying via Ecocash.

Long distance commuters who talked to this publication have implored Government to deploy more Zupco buses to cushion them from the exorbitant fares, arguing that their counterparts from shorter distances had more cheaper options compared to them.

Source - Dailynews