Fuel companies call for 2-week forex cover

By Tawanda Musarurwa  Fuel firms operating in the country have said Government should supply them with two-week worth of foreign currency cover to ensure there are no gaps that “exaggerate” the fuel shortages. Motorists wait to fill up their tanks at a fuel station in Harare, Tuesday, Oct, 9, 2018. As Zimbabwe plunges into its worst economic crisis in a decade, gas lines are snaking for hours, prices are spiking and residents goggle as the new government insists that the country somehow has risen to middle income status. (AP Photo/Tsvangirayi…

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Zim’s hospitals crisis deepens

By Blessings Mashaya and Caroline Chiimba The crisis at the country’s public hospitals is worsening, after nurses said yesterday that they would start reporting for duty for three days a week due to Zimbabwe’s biting fuel shortages, as well as their outstanding working conditions demands. File picture of strike by doctors and nurses in Zimbabwe several years ago This comes as doctors continued with their strike yesterday despite claims by the government that they had called off the devastating industrial action. Zimbabwe Nurses Association secretary-general, Enock Dongo, told the Daily…

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Fuel situation gets desperate

By Tendai Kamhungira 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 queues at garages — as the government battles to pay suppliers. It also comes as under-fire authorities announced on Friday that they had released an emergency $60 million for the procurement of fuel, as product shortages continue to cripple…

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Fuel shortages hit Zim again

By Gift Phiri, Blessings Mashaya, Jeffrey Muvundusi and Bernard Chiketo 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. The crisis has led to a shortage of fuel with motorists having to queue for petrol Lengthy fuel queues were reported by motorists across Zimbabwe, including in the second capital Bulawayo, the eastern city of Mutare and the capital, Harare. A survey by the Daily News in the capital, Harare, showed motorists…

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