The Automobile Association (AA) says motorists are expected to pay over a rand more for a litre of petrol and 90 cents for diesel in April as the general fuel and road accident levies are implemented.
This is coupled with an increase in international petroleum prices.
In light of the current situation, the AA has called on government to intervene in stemming hefty fuel price increases as South Africans battle dire financial circumstances.
— AA South Africa (@AASouthAfrica) March 15, 2021
AA spokesperson Layton Beard says, “The forecast in the expected prices are worrying and could have a severe impact on an economy already reeling from a number of negative factors including corruption, overspending on the civil service and the largest contraction in a century.”
“With the addition of 26 cents a litre increases to the general fuel and road accident fund levies coming into effect in April, petrol is excepted to increase by a whopping R1.16 a litre and diesel by 92 cents a litre. The direct and indirect knock-on effects cannot be ignored by government any longer and we believe urgent intervention is needed,” adds Beard.
The video below is reporting on the fuel price increase that came into effect in early March: