MOTORISTS should brace for more fuel price hikes as oil prices continue to move northwards while government insists on controlling the fuel industry and maintaining a myriad of taxes on the sector, a risk analyst has said. Fuel prices have been rising in the past few months as petrol prices peaked at $1,47 per litre last month from an average of $1,41 per litre, while diesel has breached the $1,30 per litre mark. The hike in fuel prices is anticipated to have a ripple effect on the economy and could lead to price jumps in essential consumer goods, denting Zimbabwe’s economic growth prospects. Chiedza Madzima, a senior operational risk analyst at BMI International, told The Financial Gazette that government…