Motorists should take note of another fuel price increase coming soon. With the rand hitting the new low and causing jitters in the market place, there can’t be many motorists who don’t believe we are being ripped off when it comes to the price of petrol.
It must be noted that for hard-pressed consumers, a weaker rand spells inflation, further increases at fuel pumps, escalating and unaffordable price increases in food and basic necessities and other negative consequences.
This triggers a dangerous spiral effect, causing more financial hardships, factory and business closures and retrenchments.
Continuing protests and strikes across the country can be equated to a barometer measuring the high level of frustration and anger at all levels.
The question is are we paying for all the governments bungle like the SAA, Eskom and the many irregular spending through the ever increasing price of fuel at the pumps? Your guess is as good as mine.
It is sad our leaders are oblivious of these consequences, given they live off the cream of the crop and in lavish luxury while our people live in poverty. The time for empty promises is over and proper governance is now critical. Remember where poverty exists, there is no true freedom.