The Congress of the People has suggested the President Cyril Ramaphosa and his ministers should start paying for their own fuel. The party insists that this is the only way that the pain of the latest petrol price hike will be felt by those who inflicted it on their people.
Shortly after the latest petrol price increase kicked in, COPE suggested that President Cyril Ramaphosa and his cabinet should be forced to pay for their own fuel.
In a statement, the party insisted that the day this comes to pass would be the day they come 'to their senses' and understand the devastating impact the increasing cost of living has on their citizens.
COPE insists that the financial impact endured by South Africans isn't felt by both the president and his ministers:
“All ministers and their deputies‚ including MECs‚ don't know the price of a litre of petrol or diesel because the taxpayers are paying for their luxurious lifestyles.”
According to The Sowetan, Minister Jeff Radebe announce the increase in the price of petrol, which COPE says heralds a 'very bleak future' for SA.
The party claims that the side affects of the increase will see a rise in unemployment and potentially even in criminal activity as people resort to crime to provide for their families.
Radebe had claimed that the hike had been a result of a poor rand/dollar exchange rate, a rise in Brent Crude oil prices and Road Accident levies.
Briefly.co.za reported earlier today that this increase will have South Africans paying a staggering R227 in tax every time you fill up.
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