Zimbabweans wake up to fuel price increase

JOHANNESBURG - Zimbabweans are waking up on Sunday morning to shockingly high fuel prices. 

Both petrol and diesel prices have doubled, from R19 a litre to a whopping R45 a litre. 

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The hikes came into effect just after midnight, following an announcement by President Emmerson Mnangagwa. 

The economic situation in Zimbabwe is dire.

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There've been widespread shortages of goods and fuel, and the health system is in trouble. 

Now citizens are going to fork out a lot more for petrol and diesel.