The Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (ZUPCO) was set to receive 40 000 litres of fuel in Bulawayo later on Saturday after commuter omnibuses that operate under the company’s franchise were grounded on Friday due to the unavailability of fuel.
The latest development was confirmed by ZUPCO Southern Division operations manager Tineyi Rwasoka.
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Rwasoka revealed that the 40 000 litres will be availed by the National Oil Infrastructure Company (NOIC) of Zimbabwe. He said:
It’s true we have been experiencing some challenges but we are receiving 40 000 litres of fuel which is almost in Bulawayo and we have got two more trucks which are coming in by today.
I should say the situation will be back to normal from around 1 pm onwards. The fuel challenge is nationwide and even in Harare, they parked the buses too.
Thousands of commuters were forced to walk to work and back home on Friday following the grounding of the ZUPCO fleet.