Following the surge of petrol delivery services especially on social media, ZERA has said they will introduce hefty fines for such dealers as fuel is supposed to be transported and sold by licensed businesses that conform to safety standards Sunday News reports.
The acting ZERA CEO Mr Eddington Mazambani said:
Selling of petroleum products is a gazetted enterprise under the Petroleum Act Cap. 13:22 Section 29. It is illegal for any person or company to sell or retail fuel products without a license from Zera which is issued in terms of Section 31 of the Petroleum Act Cap. 13:22.
Transporting of petroleum products, which are classified as hazardous, without a valid permit is also an offence under the Environmental Management Authority Act Cap. 20:27.
Delivering fuel from door to door poses fire hazards, environmental contamination and compromises fuel quality due to improper handling.
Fuel shortages first hit Zimbabwe in October 2018 and queueing for fuel has been the norm since.
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