South Africans are tired of the high fuel prices that seem to be increasing every 2 weeks. The price of petrol in South Africa has increased more than 3 times this year. Hence, the cost of public transport has also increased, leaving passengers paying more to go to work and to town every day. People on Twitter have been calling for a national lockdown in demand for the government to intervene on the increase in fuel prices.
Some people are genuinely taking action over the national shutdown, in contrast to some who see it as nothing more than an opportunity to vent on Twitter. It looks like Mpumalanga will be the only province in South Africa to participate in these protests. At this same moment, several routes in the majority of the towns located within Mpumalanga have been shut down.
Residents are demonstrating because of the high cost of electricity and fuel. The taxi sector has come out in support of the demonstration. The striking taxi drivers have issued a warning to each and everyone taking part in the strike that any form of looting will not be permitted. They merely want to make sure that their opinions are heard, and they have no intention of turning the demonstration into a rampage of looting that will only have a detrimental effect on the neighborhood.
As we are talking, routes are closed with burning tires and taxis. They don't want anything to take place until their concerns are heard. People are calling for other provinces to also join the shutdown because one province cannot stand for the rest of nine provinces. We should unite and work together on this one because it's affecting everyone. As a reader, what do you think should be the way forward to deal with this constant increase in fuel prices? Comment below.
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