South Africans requested to sign a letter against fuel price increase

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Tebogo Msimanga |

The Democratic Alliance says it is working on every available avenue to stop fuel price hikes, and slash the taxes on fuel. The DA is encouraging the people of South Africa to join them in this effort and co-sign a letter to the ANC Government, against their upcoming fuel price hikes.The letter is directed to both the Ministers of Finance Enoh Godongwana and Energy Minister Gwede Manta.

DA Shadow Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Kevin Mileham said with the fuel price set to increase between R3.50 and R4 per litre in June, the price will soar to the highest it’s ever been, breaking the backs of all South Africans. The DA requests Minister Godongwana to scrap the 33% tax levy on fuel in order to keep the price within reason.

“The exorbitant 33% tax on fuel rests squarely in the hands of the ANC government. South Africans simply cannot afford the fuel price increase. Our economy is still in tatters and there seems little hope and indication that the government is trying to right the ship.”

Mileham added that the unemployment lines keep growing, while households become poorer with each passing day. “Rising fuel prices mean that all other costs of living will dramatically increase as well – food, transport and other necessities”.

The DA urges every South African who has felt the pinch of recent increases and cannot afford to pay any more to please co-sign our letter.

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