Petrol being distributed despite strike - SAPIA

The executive director of the South African Petroleum Industry (Sapia) has assured motorists that fuel will be delivered to petrol stations, despite pumps in Tshwane running dry.

Around 15 000 members of the Chemical, Energy, Paper Printing, Wood and Allied Workers Union (Ceppwawu) went on strike last week over pay demands.

Sapia's Avhafani Tshifularo said the petrol supply situation in Tshwane has improved.

Pretoria was problematic but we have since cleared a lot of movement of tankers and there has been good progress in moving petrol.

Avhafani Tshifularo, Sapia

We are working with law enforcement and those responsible for intimidating (non striking workers) are under control.

Avhafani Tshifularo, Sapia

Tshifularo told Stephen Grootes that if motorists engaged in panic buying, the situation would have been worse. Listen here:


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