Zim fuel stations reject local currency

indafrica July 6, 2020
Updated 2020/07/06 at 12:25 PM

Most fuel services stations in Harare are now rejecting Zimbabwe dollars and are only accepting United States dollars.

This is in total violation of a government directive on dual pricing of fuel.

A snap survey by ZBC News in Harare confirmed the development with fuel attendants at Zuva service station in Eastlea confirming that they are only accepting payment in US dollars.

The ZBC News crew reportedly failed to redeem fuel coupons purchased before the current pricing model at Puma Service Station along Glenara Road.

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) recently issued a press statement confirming the government’s position in respect of the dual pricing of the commodity.

The energy regulator said that fuel charged in local currency should be priced according to the prevailing RBZ foreign currency auction system rate.

Diesel is pegged at US$1.09 and ZWL$62.77 per litre, while petrol is priced at US$1.28 and ZWL$71.62 per litre.-Pindula

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