In April 2018, South Africans were hit with a higher VAT and as if that was not enough, citizens have to pay over R15.00 a litre for petrol.
South Africans, especially the middle to lower class citizens, have been feeling the weight of the higher VAT, so when it was announced there would be a massive petrol price hike, they decided enough it enough.
Taking to social media, people started to debate what can be done to lower the prices of petrol. One tweep, @NgoveniSbu, pointed out the high petrol price and urged people to give ideas.
Briefly.co.za learned @NgoveniSbu added he saw a message circulating, which indicated that petrol prices do not need to be this high.
He then gave his fellow tweeps an idea- they should protest one company at a time, which would result in a loss of profit.
“So what we have to do is protest one company at a time, say for instance we protest BP...so for a year we give word out that nobody fuels from BP garages.... That way they start losing profit & are forced to lower their prices to keep operations going”, he wrote.
His tweets sparked a conversation and social media users had mixed reactions, some tweeps disagreed with him while others joined in on the debate.
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