Zim tanks run­ning dry

FUEL: 100M LITRES IM­PORTED LAST WEEK FAST DRY­ING UP, PARLY HEARS

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

US sen­a­tors say the new pres­i­dent is not pro­duc­ing the promised re­sults.

Zim­babwe is run­ning out of fuel, ac­cord­ing to Zim­babwe En­ergy Reg­u­la­tory Au­thor­ity’s act­ing CEO Ed­ding­ton Mazam­bani. He told par­lia­ment on Thurs­day the $60 mil­lion (R850 mil­lion) worth of fuel im­ported last week would run out in two and half weeks’ time, Pin­dula news web­site said yesterday. “It came when we were at zero in terms of fuel sup­plies,” said Mazam­bani.

“$60 mil­lion buys about 100 mil­lion litres of fuel and it will be gone in two-and-a-half weeks ... and we do not know how much per week the Re­serve Bank al­lo­cates to oil com­pa­nies.”

Mean­while, US sen­a­tors said new Zim­bab­wean Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa was say­ing the right things, but not pro­duc­ing real re­sults.

Chris Coons, a Repub­li­can sen­a­tor

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