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Mpumalanga roads closed as residents join taxi drivers in protests against fuel price increases, see

Taxi drivers block access to the Mbombela CBD during a protest over the rising costs of fuel, Major routes in and out of several areas in Mpumalanga,Some truck drivers were allegedly forced out of their vehicles, which were then used to block roads on Wednesday, Provincial police had their hands full as they moved from one area to the next to try to calm the situation, which left some passengers stranded and motorists unable to pass. Many businesses could not open on Wednesday as people were not able to get to work. Provincial police spokesperson Brig Selvy Mohlala said at least eight people have been arrested. Topstar taxi association chairperson Johan Mavundla said they want a reduction in fuel prices. Scelo Mokoena from Ngodini said: “Our government doesn’t care about us. They know the high unemployment rate but they keep increasing the petrol price, which will hit us hard as the unemployed because that will mean food prices increase too. We can’t afford food — but instead of coming up with a remedy for that, they increase prices more. People in government don’t know the lives we are living because they are fed from our taxes. They don’t buy food. That is why we decided to join the taxi drivers. We are saying an injury to one is an injury to all.


Source:https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.timeslive.co.za/amp/news/south-africa/2022-07-06-mpumalanga-roads-closed-as-residents-join-taxi-drivers-in-protests-against-fuel-price-increases/&ved=2ahUKEwjVyNbPj-X4AhWNzTgGHcGKD5IQFnoECAoQAQ&usg=AOvVaw3jj8g6IOEPzHhsPXR3a8HW

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