Hundreds of people were left stranded late Monday after a sudden shortage of fuel with public transport operators hiking fares. Reports of people walking on foot to areas like Glen Norah and Mabvuku emerged as commuter omnibus operators took their vehicles to fuel queues. “Fares have gone up. It would have been better if they hiked the fares while the transport is available to take us home,” said a Harare resident from Dzivarasekwa who spoke to New Zimbabwe. A journey to Chitungwiza 30km south of Harare went up to $5 from $2 while most areas closer to the capital whose fares had gone down to $1 following the introduction of buses by government had the commuting public paying twice as much. Reports indicated there was no fuel in Marondera 80km east of the capital and Bulawayo the country’s second largest city. Even so, Transport Minister Jorum Gumbo […]