The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) said that the long fuel queues which have resurfaced following a lull during the festive period will disappear soon.
ZERA acting chief executive officer Eddington Mazambani attributed the re-emerging queues to high demand for fuel due to preparations for the opening of schools. He said:
There has been a noticeable demand for fuel since weekend partly due to preparations for the school opening and also many companies resuming operations hence the emergence of long queues.
It is expected that the queues will disappear soon as fuel retailers are restocking their supplies across the country soon after the festive holidays. The situation will normalise as the week progresses.
Zimbabwe’s current fuel crisis began in October 2018, with motorists spending hours in long queues which sometimes stretch for kilometres.
Fuel is currently being sold at $17,07 for petrol, while diesel is priced at $17,74 per litre. This translates to less than US$1.00 per litre.