Zanu-PF youths in Matabeleland North approached West Garage in Lupane on Monday complaining about attendants at the facility who were reportedly selling fuel in foreign currency only .
Zanu-PF provincial youth chair Tamuka Nyoni said members of the public and motorists approached them complaining as fuel attendants were demanding United States dollars and South African rand for fuel. Said Nyoni:
Some people approached us complaining that fuel was there at West Garage but attendants were demanding forex. We drove there and they told us that they were only selling to those with US dollars and rand. We started arguing as we wanted to understand why they were doing that. We wanted to lock up the garage until they comply because already they are not taking EcoCash and if they refuse bond notes and swipe how do they expect locals to access fuel?
Nyoni said youths left the garage after the intervention of police who had come to ensure there was no violence. The garage manager Mr Obert Murwira confirmed the encounter with Zanu-PF youths. He admitted that the garage sells its fuel in forex only, saying that is because they order from outside the country.