PAPPPI plans ‘national day of protests’ over massive fuel price hike

The People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increases are determined to bring fuel prices down.


Last Thursday, the Automobile Association (AA) announced that the mid-month unaudited data from the Central Energy Fund (CEF) predicted the biggest fuel price hike in South Africa’s history by some margin.

The newly formed People Against Petrol, Paraffin & Price Increase (PAPPPI) group also took to its Facebook page this week, saying that huge fuel hikes were expected next month, reports Sandton Chronicle.

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The post read, in part, “Next month our fuel prices are expected to increase by over R1 a litre, making it the single biggest increase in decades.”

The group further stated that it was planning a national day of protests on Friday, September 28, and have called on all South Africans to get involved.

“Please Join PAPPPI, website www.papppi.co.za and keep updated on our fuel campaign. We now have close to 100 000 supporters in over 400 WhatsApp groups, which is growing daily,” read the organisation’s Facebook post.

“We are not giving up the fight to bring fuel prices down.”

According to a report, the group said that despite petrol prices only marginally increasing this month, it would still go ahead with its late-September protest, and would run it differently from their previous protests.

On its Facebook page, the group further stated that it was busy with research aimed at bringing South Africans “a groundbreaking and innovative proposal”. Among the aims of the proposal was to reduce fuel prices by R5 a litre.

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