Newly formed organisation, People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increase (Pappi) has given government an ultimatum to respond to its demands or face a national shutdown.

Earlier today, many South Africans heeded the organisation’s call to bring busy roads to a standstill in protest against the latest fuel hikes. The price of petrol and diesel will go up by 26 cents a litre, paraffin by 22 cents and LP-Gas by 37 cent a kilogram.  National Convenor of PAPPI, Visvin Reddy says they are coordinating with various stakeholders to impose the shutdown if government does not respond.

“We will be giving the government seven days in which to meet with us and respond to our demands failing which, we will then move into our second leg of our protest action which will include a complete shutdown of all major roads in the country. We are negotiating with the taxi associations, with the bus associations and other organisations who also share in the concern that high fuel prices are going to affect people negatively in this country,” says Reddy.

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