Harare- Commuters in Harare were on Monday evening left stranded after commuter omnibus operators hiked fares owing to fuel shortages.
Long winding queues could be seen on service stations that still had the scarce commodity with the black market charging between $25 and $30 for 5 litres of diesel.
The few commuter omnibuses that were on the road were charging between $2 and $5 per trip depending on the destination.
“When I came to work yesterday I paid a $1, as I went home I was forced to pay $2, 50. The situation becomes unbearable” said Julius Murinye of Harare.
Those who stay in Mabvuku and Chitungwiza had to fork out $4 whilst commuters from areas like Budiriro and Glen View had to walk home.
The fuel situation continues to bite Zimbabwe since last year and an increase in price for the commodity led to violent protests that left more than 12 people dead.
Fuel suppliers are citing foreign currency shortages as the cause of the problems.