Petrol and data costs lower in Lesotho and South Africans aren’t amused

Petrol and data costs lower in Lesotho and South Africans aren’t amused

A tweet was shared highlighting the lower costs of fuel and data in Lesotho with the punchline, ‘the joke is on South Africans’. Needless to say, locals aren’t impressed.

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Social medial user @JackDevero shared a controversial tweet on 13th October.

He disclosed that the petrol price in Lesotho is set at only R13,95 per litre and R150 allows you to purchase 4 gigabytes of data from Vodacom Lesotho compared to only 1 gigabyte here in South Africa.

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The tweet caused quite a stir with over 1500 retweets, mostly from angry South Africans.

Some tweeps saw the funny side and even suggested buying petrol in Lesotho and transporting to SA as a business venture.

Others debated the viability of buying data across the border and returning with the extra data. That idea was swiftly shot down by tweeps @Pe_chess and @LesothoJohn.

Predictably, the focus quickly shifted to the reasons for the higher costs in South Africa, with most tweeps directing their anger at corrupt politicians and policies.

Based on this reaction, it seems clear that most South Africans are fed up with the ever-increasing costs of essential items.

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