Residents prepare for second march against fuel price increases

2018-08-23 06:00

MORE than 200 people are expected to participate in a march against petrol price increases in Pietermaritzburg this Friday, August 17.

Members of the Petrol Must Fall Committee will hand over a memorandum of grievances to the office of the KZN premier on Friday.

The movement and civil organisations are expected to picket for the second time in a bid to ask government to reduce petrol prices to R10 a litre.

Tongaat and Verulam residents are expected to participate in the march.

Founder of Fuel Must Fall campaign Paul Jenkins told Coastal Weekly that supporters of Inkatha Freedom Party will join the march.

“This is for the second time we will be handing over a memorandum to the premier’s office. We blocked the highways on July 18 and handed over the memorandum to the representative of the premier. We did not get any response until now. That’s why we have decided to march to the premier’s office again,” Jenkins said.

He said the aim of the picket to draw the president and treasurer’s attention in a bid to decrease fuel prices. Jenkins said the government should subsidise petroleum prices and give citizens a relief package.

“We have invited other political parties to join us because the increasing petrol prices affect all of us. Only the IFP confirmed that about 200 supporters will take part,” Jenkins said.

South Africans have experienced massive increases in fuel since January 2018.

Minister of Energy Jeff Radebe announced yet another fuel adjustment last month.

On July 18, residents in Tongaat held a march near Buffelsdale protesting against the fuel price hikes.


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