Livingstone runs out of fuel as tourists get stranded

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Motorist at Vuma filling station before petrol ran out

Livingstone, the town referred to as the Tourist Capital in Zambia has completely run our of both petrol and diesel.

Motorists including tourists and tour operators are stranded as Vuma, the only station that had some petrol ran out of stock around 11 hours.

All other service stations have had no fuel from Sunday.

Being December, tourists arrivals in the tourism capital are at their peak but tour operators are unable to show tourists around due to lack of fuel.

Some motorists are trying to cross into Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana to try and buy some fuel.

 

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44 Responses to Livingstone runs out of fuel as tourists get stranded

  1. UNIP IS BACK IN “pf’S SKIN all the signs that accompanied UNIP in the late 80s are hear for all to see. All the gains made by the previous Govt. are being eroded by every day. Politics of hunger are rampant with the first republican president of Zambia not spared the scourge.

    Kelvin Mweemba - December 12, 2012
    20:07

  2. UNIP is back in a “PF” skin. If you don’t believe this watch Kenneth David Kaunda on PF payroll and ready in action receiving defectors from the opposition and also urging everyone and I mean every Zambian to support SATA- meaning that there will be no opposition. That is the best mark for UNIP. Politics of hunger- no one is imuned including KK. His pension would be stopped by “Dictator, non presidential material SATA”.

    Kelvin Mweemba - December 12, 2012
    20:01

  3. The worst is yet to come.You voted for Sata.Enjoy your Christmas!

    Judgement Day - December 12, 2012
    15:29

    • Yes, one term is very much enough for this man. Don’t even cheat yourselves that he is concerned. All he wanted was to be called Mr. President. And he has had it. Merry Xmas.

      Ostrich - December 12, 2012
      16:13

  4. lets face facts here,i voted for PF for them to form govt.am not even Tonga.the truth is there are too many shortages of essential commodities such as fuel and meal meal.am in chililabombwe where one bag of meal meal is zmk 85000.queues for fuel are even disturbing my work schedule.lets not politicise these issues.PF have failed in this area and need to work hard or face the rath of voters

    bonkande - December 12, 2012
    14:31

    • When Northwestern voiced by voting against PF you became angry and wanted to come and kill them. We have seen how bias this man is. He has never even thought of having one from Northwestern province in his cabinet. We are still to feel it and face the reality of the KING COBRA the Snake. He told all the people that he was nicknamed as snake in the grass.

      Seleni - December 12, 2012
      14:36

  5. Mr Sekani will come out and say the filling stations are working with the opposition and simply trying to frustrate Govt by withholding fuel.
    On a serious note: people of Zambia how long will be long enough? This Govt is a failure and will only turn to tyranny to maintain a grip on power. That is what “empty tins to” they can’t articulate anything and will always resort to violence when called to account. Read Sekani and Chella’s response to the LAW statements…its all about baseless attacks…Rev Mumba is now in Prison, HH is facing malicious charges, deportations, shortages in commodities and all we are saying is one term Govt. this shi..t should be kicked out and not be entitled to any retirement packages accorded to former heads of state or serving ministers.

  6. When a country is run ny righteous men the people are happy but when evil men rule there is great suffering! We ain’t seen nothing yet wait for mid next year what more with army worms, dwindling forex reserves etc etc.

    cynic - December 12, 2012
    14:00

    • Join homosexuals and lesbians you will stop suffering. it is a secret society for PF strong members

      musa - December 12, 2012
      14:14

  7. Sakeni: the tourists are BITTER

    Lwalwa - December 12, 2012
    13:40

  8. and i have finally run out of patience with this GOVT of Pathetic Fools….

    Mbolo - December 12, 2012
    13:27

  9. we were told by CC111 that sata is a snake and useless chap. awe ifwe ati donch kubeba abd we voted. this is the most useless presidant and goverment. full dull chaps and a dictator at the helm. come on zambians let us do it egyptian style please napapata. sata should just —. damn him . come on brothers and sisters lets do it egyptian style. opam egyptian style

    solo - December 12, 2012
    13:19

  10. more shortages in pf.it is now the order of the day.we are now back in kk’s days.thank you very much satana and your pf.you made alot of noise when you were in opposition.l think you or you have already failed to run the goverment.

    master - December 12, 2012
    12:55

  11. I like what is happing at the moment in zambia because we all know SATA he is not new comer in zambia. Let him do it i like it. In zambia we voters we are fools we do not know the right candidate.Keep on PF until jesus comes maybe next elections will be good. Zambians are you sure sata can charge zambian economy with his team?

    Golf Hotel - December 12, 2012
    12:44

  12. Mano mano point of correction even in chingola the fuel crisis is the same.sata man of action when are you going to act.sure we wasted our votes.

    2720 - December 12, 2012
    12:35

  13. ukwa’s game..the year has been full of of shortages of commodities and hey..a total failed year for Zambia..!

    CNP-4U - December 12, 2012
    12:32

  14. Poor Sata! The man was just a noise maker and agitator. True to the fact (and Saying)that empty drums make the loudest noise. Ba Sata, in order to save face, please employ the right people in Government. The issue of fuel supply to a country is a non brainer to some of us. The only problem could be that I am tonga:)

    Mwanarob - December 12, 2012
    12:13

    • No doubt you are from the village in the Copperbelt we live together for years without knowing each others tribes!

      Truth Seeker - December 12, 2012
      12:44

    • Empty tins make the most noise; vicious dogs are quiet but the coward dogs bark to no end. I wonder what pf is!

      Tioneko - December 12, 2012
      16:35

  15. @ Zed is wailing – he/she (Mano Mano) can only count upto five – same as his president

    Cindy - December 12, 2012
    12:10

  16. We will come back to that problem of fuel after we are done finishing up Nevers Mumba, he seem to be talking too much.We regret having allowed freedom of expression using ZNBC.

    musa - December 12, 2012
    11:55

    • thank you very much ba musa.you are 100% right.

      master - December 12, 2012
      12:36

  17. Trafugura deal! Let the Minister of Judiciary Mr Summer explain his deal with these guys. Did they agree to share the US$500M tax payers money and then not deliver even a small amount of fuel? These criminals must not be allowed to ruin our economy!

    Luchembe - December 12, 2012
    11:46

  18. Zambia is a country of hugh potential. However, MISMANAGEMENT is rife and so Zambia looks like a basket case !!!

    What a pity.

    When will the Zambian people wake up and be responsible citizens and run the country efficiently?

    Oh God! Please give me strength.

    AbuBintain - December 12, 2012
    11:41

  19. For a second I wondered whether the picture is actually livingstone. Well looks good. Maybe I should go to Livingstone for a holiday!!

    Ba PF fix the fuel situation immediately.

    Eya eee! - December 12, 2012
    11:30

  20. WHERE YOU JUST FIND 5 VEHICLES IN THE LINE REFUELING YOU SAY THIS TOWN HAS RUN OUT OF FUEL. IF YOU ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR SOMETHING NEGATIVE TO BASE YOUR REPORTING, YOU WILL ALWAYS FIND THEM.

    Mano Mano - December 12, 2012
    11:21

    • Take some counting lessons. Look at the picture very very closely.

      Zed is wailing - December 12, 2012
      11:33

    • Iwe you are truly a carder with NO brains!!! in this picture I can see more than five vehicles….Am now in Livingstone and all I can see is no fuel and you are saying there is!!! These BEMBAS!!!You talk too much but your brains are lil …

      Wizard - December 12, 2012
      11:34

      • There r shortages even in Mpika you tribalist!

        Truth Seeker - December 12, 2012
        12:47

    • Mulelya nabena, imilandile yatulanga.

      Pedro - December 12, 2012
      11:42

    • Even my 1year daughter can count far much better than you. I feel sorry for you mwandi, coz my child at 1counts upto 30.
      Go back to school,its not too late.
      Good luck in your counting tutorials mate.
      Maybe try hard to count again.

      Skeletone - December 12, 2012
      12:05

    • mano mano you look like you have a shre with these idiots,then you are too.there is no fuel in stone i stay there.

      mupondo - December 12, 2012
      20:21

    • Sebana wikute

      Exhaust blown Diffuser - December 13, 2012
      10:37

  21. and when you tell them ,that they have failed@sela tubombeko..POOR FAILURES INDEED.

    back bencher - December 12, 2012
    11:21

  22. Load shadding and running out of essential commodities (fuel queues) has become a Tourist Attraction in Zambia!

    Youngster! - December 12, 2012
    11:13

  23. ….more money in your pockets….. And don’t kubeba….. Yes!!!!!

    Disgusted - December 12, 2012
    11:13

  24. And when we say this is a cursed goverment some people think we are just playing politics!

    Beerman lungu (home affairs)! - December 12, 2012
    11:07

  25. Total failure by PF and Sata administration. sata would have acted quickly id Livingstone was in Bembaland. SAHAME…

    Zozifunila paku vota - December 12, 2012
    11:04

  26. We never had such under the rule of a great stateman RB. He ruled this Contry with diginity. The country happenings in our country have brought shame. All the die hard PF supporters that I work with have all thrown in the towel!!

    Yetuna - December 12, 2012
    11:03

  27. nice picture

    alumani - December 12, 2012
    10:59

  28. Theese are the ‘sweet’ times of vindication for the 57% of Zambians who didn’t vote for this useless PF government. Your judgement will always be trusted.

    Vilifier - December 12, 2012
    10:58

  29. Actually we need millions of such problems 2 learn a lesson. We a such a let down as youths. Pliz God send us some more problems

    Wazu - December 12, 2012
    10:57

  30. here we go again!

    medula Oblangata - December 12, 2012
    10:46

  31. We need more of such problems so that Zambians will learn to fight their own battles for freedom. The opposition leaders have tried so far. Now it time for those affected to liberate themselves!

    Mubanga - December 12, 2012
    10:46