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Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Triggered Fuel Price Hike - Minister Soda

Russian Invasion Of Ukraine Triggered Fuel Price Hike - Minister Soda

The Government says the recent rise in local fuel prices has been caused by the ongoing war in Ukraine.

The Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority (ZERA) hiked the price of diesel and petrol twice this month, sparking outrage as local fuel prices were already much higher compared to those in regional countries.

Speaking on ZBC News and Current Affairs programme, Face the Nation on Tuesday, Energy and Power Development Minister, Soda Zhemu said:

As you are aware that as a country we depend on 100 per cent of our fuel needs on imports save for the ethanol component.

We are subjected to any fluctuations of oil prices on the international market and what we witnessed last week is that a barrel of oil shot to over 130 us dollars per barrel and obviously we had to adjust our local prices.

Zhemu conceded that Zimbabwe’s fuel prices are the highest in the SADC region but said there are other costs that are factored in. He said:

Of course, our prices are sort of way higher than what obtains in other SADC countries because we levy other costs such as the Zinara debt, road levy and the carbon levy, which leads to a seemingly high price.

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20 Comments

Homo Erectus 3 months ago

You were advised by your boss (ED) on the day he left on his trip to Dubai (which cost the taxpayers about 500000 - 600000 USD$) to reduce the cost of the levies we pay in the fuel price. Have you forgotten to implement that instruction?


Bht 3 months ago

Fuel yemuno yagara ichikwidzwa every month nyangwe kusina Hondo misatinyepere ana Soda yederere


Nkust 3 months ago

Soda uyu taishanda naye kune zve cotton asi zvekuzosvika pa kuita minister ndakatovhunduka ndewe cotton industry uyu dai vakatomuisa gmaz ndozvoda kuenderana nekurima rima aisambove shefu kana


Com 3 months ago

Ukaona munhu achiti fuel inodhura zvoreva kt wakatenga mota nguva isina kukwana,


Jorijo 3 months ago

Iwe Svodai magara muchikwidziravaripasi imika muri mugomo makatarisazvenyu tichimama


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Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 3 months ago

Russia and Ukraine started their war when our fuel has been going up, so that's an excuse.
Zimbabwe has so many resources that can pay off Zinara etc, if a country has its people at heart as the word goes Nyika ndeyedu tose then why put costs on citizens to suffer for the levies they know nothing about?


Bulldog 3 months ago

Nhema dzako soda iwe ko dzimwe nyika hatinzwi kuti fuel yakwira nenyaya yehondo iri kurussia sei.taurai chokwadi panyaya yefuel propaganda ndiyo inokunetsai zanu pf


fanta 3 months ago

Cream Soda soo


Smokin on top5 3 months ago

They should remove all those levies


Mutadza 3 months ago

Soda water akabva nepi uyu


Jenarari 3 months ago

Chobve Belingwe

doug 3 months ago

Before they raise the price again, they should know that the price of crude oil is now down to US$100 per barrel, and our price of petrol should go down instead.


Homo Erectus 3 months ago

Never in the history of Zimbabwe has the increased price of any product come back down to its original price. Too many Zim oligarchs involved.

3 months ago


john 3 months ago

why is fuel cheaper in Zambia than Zimbabwe despite the fact that transportation goes via Zimbabwe and the route is longer. nonsense mbavha. unwarranted levies is the reason


Bright 3 months ago

Izvi zvekukwira kwe fuel azvisi muzimbabwe Chet izvi potai muchiongorora ana bbc avo nana skynews ndopauchaziva kti zvokwadi hondo iyi ya destaber zvakawanda


oskid 3 months ago

ana Bright nekuzungaira zvinenge zvichingobvumira propaganda dzeZanu zuro ndizuro wainzwa heee masanctions ndiwo ari kukonzeresa kusamira zvakanaka kwezvinhu munyika. nhasi uno hondo yezuro vawanazve justification yekuramba vachikwidza fuel ndiwo hunhu hwavo cabinet yeZanu kubva hondo isati yatanga ZERA yaingokwidza fuel every month

chikiti.. musavengana 3 months ago

hondo yazuro pano here iyi fuel muno yagara ichingokwidzwa every month chiiko chaunotiudza nhai tsaga

Makelanwi 3 months ago

SODA ZHEMU ALWAYS SPIT VENOM WHENEVER HE SPEAKS,WHO IS THIS SODA ZHEMU,THE TIME WILL TELL.INGA CEREMONIAL PRESIDENT LAST WEEK VAITI CABUNETI YAVO YEMADHAMUDHAMU ICHAONGORORA MUTENGO WEFUEL WANI.THIS MAN ED IS CRUEL.


Zvimbazi 3 months ago

Mhatta ya Soda



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