Getting fuel in Zimbabwe’s capital can now cost you a bloodied nose, well at least if the sporadic brawls breaking out at fuel stations around Harare are anything to go by.

This comes as government is struggling to find a lasting solution to the crisis with most fuel stations around the country running dry as long queues emerge occasioned by intermittent supplies of fuel.

“The thing is, the erratic supply of fuel has opened the door for small groups to make a quick buck,”

Says a Harare petrol attendant.

“Fights at the pump are now becoming common place. Some individuals start queuing before the place is open and then sell off their spot to over 10 motorists. The guards at some fuel stations are also involved. It’s a circus.”