fuel price hike
Opposition MDC calls on Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in Zimbabwe crisis
Zimbabwe now has the highest fuel prices in the world
Zimbabwean opposition official and former finance minister Tendai Biti has urged President Cyril Ramaphosa to intervene in the country’s economic and political crisis, which has left three people dead. The country went into a violent shutdown after the biggest trade union called a strike against a more than 100% increase in the price of fuel to a staggering $3.11 (R42.83) per litre for diesel, and $3.33 for petrol. This is more than three times the price of petrol in SA. The fuel hike gave Zimbabwe, one of the poorest countries in the world, the dubious honour of having the highest fuel prices in the world, heaping more misery on a population struggling with a shortage of foreign exchange that has seen the country run short of basics such as bread. Zimbabwe’s information minister Monica Mutsvangwa on Tuesday said the three people killed included a police officer. As the biggest country in the Southern African Development Community (Sadc), SA was "the big brother. It cannot pretend t...