Fuel price hike proves ANC ‘has no plan’ for economy

Staff Writer | May 02, 2019
The Democratic Alliance says the governing party’s plans are based on increasing prices of things South Africans are barely able to afford.

The 54 cent fuel price increase “will once again prove that the failing ANC government has no plan to develop and grow our economy”, says Democratic Alliance (DA) shadow minister of energy Kevin Mileham.

He said “the extent of their policy and plans remains firmly based on increasing the prices of items South Africans are barely able to afford already”.

Mileham said in a statement: “This is no new dawn – this is the same old ANC who remains resolute in having South Africans pay for their 25 years of complete failures in government. Although the failing ANC would have the public believe that fuel price increases are solely the result of international and global trends, the reality is that these unforgiving price hikes are mainly due to a decades of ANC corruption, mismanagement and looting, which has precipitated fuel tax increases to cover government revenue shortfalls.”

He added: “This fuel hike is proof that life will become progressively worse under the ANC, if they are given another 5 years to govern. The DA has a plan to grow our economy sustainably, without having to unbearably increase the cost of living for South Africans.”

Mileham urged voters “to punish the ANC for their senseless price hikes across the board” in the 8 May election.

“It is time to vote out the ANC that is oppressing our people by plunging the country into poverty,” he said.

 

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