The bottom-line currency in Zimbabwe - diesel:
Harare - Zimbabwe's ladies of the night are demanding diesel in return for their favours, mostly from South African long haul drivers.See also here and here.
A report in the Manica Post, a government controlled newspaper in Mutare, eastern Zimbabwe, says truck drivers en route from Beit Bridge to Harare are being asked to pay for the ladies' services in 20 litre lots of diesel.
Police inspector Costa Taduwa said in the Post that the side of the main road had become an informal service station, with fuel deals between the ladies and drivers taking place in "broad daylight".
Further to my recent post on the division within the Zimbabwean opposition over whether to participate in the elections for the senate, Sokwanele have issued a statement on the issue. The full statement is here. Its main purpose is to deplore the use of violence in this dispute. Without taking sides on the arguments for and against participation, it sets them out helpfully. I remain unconvinced of the arguments against.