The coming in of the new energy Minister, Advocate Fortune Chasi has given Zimbabweans new hope. Resultantly, they have lifted their attention from Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube to the energy minister.
A Daily News article suggests that the fuel crisis can be rectified if Chasi deals decisively with unscrupulous fuel attendants and dealers. The article suggests that these dealers have aided in exacerbating the crisis that initially resulted from limited foreign currency reserves. The article further claims:
Fuel dealers and their service station employees have been conniving not to release all the fuel they get to the motoring public in order to sell it either to friends or to extort bribes from desperate motorists or to sell it on the black market at inflated prices through third parties.
Daily News further urges Chasi to stand firm against corruption which it argued was being tolerated by the former energy minister, Joram Gumbo. It also notes that many citizens’ hopes are now pinned on Chasi. It further reads:
Things on the ground tend to point to a combination of economic malfunction, corruption, and Western sanctions. All eyes are not on Mthuli Ncube but on Chasi. Can his name be of any help or is it his attention to work. The main factor behind the recent shortages, is foreign currency.
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