As Zimbabwe’s businesses and schools have reopened in the early days of 2019, the fuel shortage crisis has worsened significantly. Car queues can be seen stretching for kilometres with motorists waiting for an opportunity to get some fuel.
The Schools reopening has meant that some parents in the city have to do daily school runs with their children as well as driving to work. Some motorists who can afford it, have just resorted to paying USD for their fuel at some fuel stations that are demanding payment in real dollars.
Here are some social media posts by Zimbabweans sharing their experiences looking for fuel:
Zim police fire teargas to disperse motorists at a service station in Harare CBD. Unmitigated disaster. Failed leadership. pic.twitter.com/swmw1Xgw29
— Rashweat Mukundu (@rashweatm) January 11, 2019
Mirauone zvichaitika zvikadarika apa kkkkkk. There was no cooking oil. Rega doro ripere uone.kkkkk. Nothing happened. No money, NOTHING. No water nothing. No fuel NOTHING. ITs clear “ EVERY COUNTRY DESERVES THE LEADERSHIP IT HAS”. @i_sibanda @Njube @mimmitwit Waiting for 2023 pic.twitter.com/LCHzAyS9lU
— Raymond Majongwe (@RMajongwe) January 11, 2019
I wonder what it will take for our political elites to realise that Bandit Economics will lead us in one direction, into the sewer. Why is the government blocking the building of a private fuel pipeline @MthuliNcube when we are faced with such a crisis? @sure_kamhunga @matigary pic.twitter.com/jvONuMUB6p
— Hopewell Chin’ono #NoToLooters (@daddyhope) January 11, 2019
— ThAt_OtHeR_nIgGeR (@TINOMATINA1) January 10, 2019
— Privilege Musvanhiri 🇿🇼 (@Musvanhiri) January 8, 2019
— Tinashe Makichi (@MakichiTinashe) January 9, 2019
— #Umkhwenyana (@chengem75) January 10, 2019
— Zim Youthies Memes (@youthies) January 8, 2019
After spending a night in a fuel queue and stuck in Mutare , l switched on my phone and was greeted by a comment from RBZ Chief Dr Mangudya that fuel is plenty in Zimbabwe.l was infuriated, what do these chaps take us for? Fools?@ZctuZimbabwe @povozim @263Chat @ZimMediaReview pic.twitter.com/NpyjmPx6sQ
— peter mutasa (@MutasaPeter) December 31, 2018