For the past three months, petrol prices have been increasing consistently. The past three months have seen fuel prices at record highs. Unfortunately, this trend is expected to continue. While South Africans across the country are fed up with the exorbitant petrol costs, The People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increases (PAPPI) has vowed to do something about it.
Fuel costs next week are expected to reach R16.20 in some areas and PAPPI has said that they will be shutting down roads around the country in protest. It has been confirmed that these protests will begin on major roads starting Friday 27 July. PAPPI feels as though these mass protests are the only way to make the government hear their outcry.
Visvin Reddy, National Convener of PAPPI, has released both a warning and a call to action: “We call upon all South African to join us in our campaign and to switch off their vehicles. Obviously, the roads will be closed on the day and it will not be safe for anyone to leave their homes, so you’re welcome to stay at home or go to a place of worship and pray for the country.”
By: Mikayla Tetreault, Staff Writer