Zanu-PF national chairperson and defence minister Oppah Muchinguri has blamed the fuel crisis on corrupt fuel suppliers who are given foreign currency to import fuel but divert the money towards the black market.
Addressing a Zanu-PF provincial inter-district conference on Monday, Muchinguri said the government is dispatching forex for fuel but a lot of corruption is happening resulting in shortages. Said Muchinguri:
President Mnangagwa is straightforward when it comes to corruption. Corruption has no room in our society and stern measures are going to be taken against all the economic saboteurs.
The country has no fuel and its queues everywhere. At the moment fuel is being imported and some companies that are being given forex to bring fuel into the country are not doing so. They are channelling the money to the black market. This is what has created this scarcity across the country. The companies are not importing the fuel and are fuelling black market economy.
Muchinguri also said some of the companies that are importing fuel are putting very little quantities on service stations while large quantities are put on black market.
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