Container rule fuels grass cutters’ petrol woes in KwaZulu-Natal

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Some independent grass cutters say their business is being stymied by the ongoing regulation that bans sale of fuel in containers.
Some independent grass cutters say their business is being stymied by the ongoing regulation that bans sale of fuel in containers.
Thabiso Goba

Small independent grass cutters are losing business as petrol stations around Pinetown are refusing to sell them petrol in containers.

A number of petrol stations in the area no longer sell petrol to people with containers, following the civil unrest in July.

It was alleged that petrol bought from petrol stations in containers was also used in the burning and torching of shops, buildings and cars.

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