People of Mzansi Get Chest Pains Over the Price of Pilchards, R25 Will Be R50 by the Time Dezemba Hits

People of Mzansi Get Chest Pains Over the Price of Pilchards, R25 Will Be R50 by the Time Dezemba Hits

  • A man was tripping when he went to the shops to buy some pilchards and saw that they now cost a whopping R24.99
  • Twitter user @agapetimbela shared a picture of the price on social media out of pure shock and disbelief
  • The people of Mzansi took to the comment section to share their fears as they know it is only going to get worse

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The people of Mzansi are stressing over the price of literally EVERYTHING! Now, pilchards, which used to be a “cheap” household staple, is costing R24.99. How did we even get here?!

Lucky Star, pilchards, social media
Twitter user @agapetimbela was thrown by the price of Lucky Star pilchards, the cost of living is unlivable. Image: Getty Images
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With fuel prices rising at a rapid rate and the price of every item levelling up with it, people fear what the festive season is going to look like. Christmas lunch will be polony and a half loaf, kante.

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Twitter user @agapetimbela shared a snap of the price of the good old Lucky Star pilchards, a staple in almost every Mzansi household. These used to be cheap, and now they are R24.99… what is this life we are living.

“Hayi Nina sifike nini ku R24.”

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The people of Mzansi clench their chests as they take to the comment section

Life is just too expensive. Soon it is going to cost you to breathe and here we will all be sitting gasping for our last breath… dramatic, yes, but things are just not okay! People took to the comment section to share other foods that are now just ridiculous. Things people used to turn to on tough months are now luxuries.

Take a look:

@grootesss saw it coming:

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“Don't yall follow the news or read up on geopolitics and global supply chains? You think this is bad, wait for December... Wonder if people will still choose alcohol and soft life.
“I've been stockpiling since Jan. I want to avoid as much of this smoke as possible.”

@Sasalurv fears the worst is yet to come:

“Could be 50 rand before the end of the year ”

@SipheKondze love for wings has her broke:

@ncontsi tuna costs more than pilchards but they are still both insane:

The price of fuel is insane: truck driver shows SA what it costs to fill up, R15k bill leaves people sweating

In related news, Briefly News reported that in Mzansi, people are tripping over paying R800-plus to fill their cars, while truck drivers are smashing R15k in one go just to top up their beasts. The price of fuel is going to give peeps heart attacks because, wow, it is too much!

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Russia invading Ukraine has left the world with an oil shortage, which has pushed up the price of fuel astronomically. Mzansi peeps are not loving the biweekly increases at all.

Facebook page SA Long Distance Truckers shared a picture showing what it costs to fill a truck with diesel. Seeing R15 000.45 after filling up is sure to widen your eyes and have you cracking the window for some air.

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