The Democratic Alliance (DA) held a nationwide march today, Wednesday, in response to the recent hikes in fuel prices. EWN reports that this hike, affecting petrol, diesel, paraffin, and gas, has sent living costs soaring for many South Africans.
Citing government incompetency, the official opposition party believes these rising prices are pushing people to the brink.
Brigette Masango, the DA’s national spokesperson on social development, stated that the party’s demand is clear: cut fuel levies and taxes to reduce petrol prices. Additionally, they are calling on the government to urgently review the list of zero-rated items, expanding it to include more essentials commonly purchased by the country’s poor and vulnerable citizens. These items comprise wheat flour, margarine, cooking oil, baby food, soup powder, beef, and bone-in chicken.
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