Maimane to fight petrol hike, says ANC is using it to fund e-tolls

Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane says the party will be fighting the latest petrol hike in Parliament.

From Wednesday, motorists have had to pay up 82 cents more for a litre of petrol while diesel has gone up 85 cents.

Maimane claims government is using the fuel increase to pay for e-tolls.

Eyewitness News reporter Clement Manyathela has more on the story.

He claims the ANC is using this petrol price hike to fund e-tolls because they realised the motorists in Gauteng are not doing so.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

He said the DA will be fighting this through Parliament and mobilising South Africans to go to the streets, the same way they did with the VAT increase.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

Maimane says there are ways to mitigate the petrol price hike.

He kept going on about how he understands there is a transparent fuel pricing model in the country but he says you could mitigate and try and manage how the price of petrol increases. He spoke about how you could remove some of the levies on fuel, like the accident fund....

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

There was no economical explanation on how the price of petrol works and the international context. For him it was blame the ANC, elect us in government and you are not going to have all these increases.

Clement Manyathela, EWN political reporter

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