In Harare, police have run out of books to issue traffic fines.
It was the latest in a long line of shortages which has seen Zimbabweans going without bread, electricity, water and passports.
Zimbabwe’s economic crisis was being felt within several government departments, causing much anguish to locals.
Earlier in July, the passport office said it didn’t have ink or paper to print new travel documents, and the central vehicle registry said it couldn’t afford to import new number plates.
Motorists in Harare said that police at roadblocks didn’t have books to issue the admission of guilt fines, Most police stations have also reportedly ran out.
That meant frustrated motorists were referred from one station to another in search of one with a full book of tickets.