DA calls on govt to scrap normal gas levy utterly

Petrol and diesel are anticipated to extend from Wednesday with petrol reaching an unprecedented R25 a litre.

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CAPE TOWN – The Democratic Alliance (DA) mentioned that authorities ought to scrap the overall gas levy utterly to ease the affect of the report gas value will increase on motorists.

Petrol and diesel are anticipated to extend from Wednesday, with petrol reaching an unprecedented R25 a litre.

It additionally seems to be like there isn’t a reduction in sight for motorists and authorities hasn’t indicated any interventions.

DA mineral assets and vitality spokesperson Kevin Mileham mentioned scrap the overall gas levy utterly.

“That’s about R3.93c per litre. The explanation why we are saying scrap that utterly is as a result of that normal gas levy goes into the nationwide income fund and will get used to fund something that authorities does from shopping for a flagpole for R22 million to a R50 million donation to Cuba,” Mileham mentioned.

In the meantime, the DA mentioned that it will protest in seven provinces throughout the nation on Tuesday towards the pending gas value hike and to reject the federal government’s abuse of gas costs.

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