Zimbabwe increases diesel, petrol prices by 47%

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ZIMBABWE’S energy regulator on Tuesday announced that prices of diesel and petrol had been increased by up to 47 per cent.

The hike which took immediate effect had come a day after the central bank said oil firms would now buy dollars to import fuel on the interbank market.

The price of petrol has increased to RTGS$4.97, up from RTGS$3.36. A litre of diesel will cost RTGS$4.89, up from RTGS$3.22.

The latest price increase had been expected and follows an earlier 150 per cent hike in January, which sparked violent street protests and led to the death of a dozen people after a security crackdown.

-NAN

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– May 21, 2019 @ 15:05 GMT |

 

 

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