NEWS DIGEST – 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. (Reuters/NAN)