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“The only announcement around the fuel price which the ANC government must make next week, is to slash over R6.00 per litre by ending the exorbitant levies and taxes on fuel.” This is according to Kevin Mileham, DA Shadow Minister of Energy.
Mileham said the ANC Government continues to keep fuel prices artificially high at the pumps, through fuel taxes, levies and a centrally determined fuel price. “Indications that the ANC Government intends to lower the fuel price by just R1.00 next week, and that it intends to celebrate this, is laughable.”
He added that the devastation of outrageously high fuel prices will not be alleviated by small decreases at the whim of the global oil price month-by-month, but only by substantive, calculated and fundamental changes to how the government controls the fuel price.
“The fact is that the ANC Government needs to get out of the fuel price manipulation game, and their time has now run out”.