IFP Welcomes the Decrease in Fuel Price

02 November 2013    



IFP Spokesperson for Energy, Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, welcomed the announcement by the Department of Energy that the price of fuel and all fuel related products would decrease by 28 cents at midnight on Tuesday, 5th November 2013.


"The price of fuel affects most parts of our lives. And the higher the price of fuel the more people suffer, especially the most vulnerable in our society. The price of fuel has an immediate effect on the price of food, transport and even the price of tolls," Hlengwa said.


"Because of this the IFP welcomes the decrease in the price of fuel, which will come into effect at midnight on Tuesday, 5th November 2013, especially as we head into the festive season. The decrease will hopefully have a positive effect on the wallets of holiday makers as they travel to their favoured destinations. Migrant workers travelling home to visit their families will hopefully also have a favourable effect on the cost of public transport," he added.


"Having welcomed the decrease, the IFP calls on all the relevant role-players to ensure that enough fuel reserves are held in South Africa to ensure that no matter the value of the US dollar, the price of fuel remains stable for more consistent periods of time," concluded Hlengwa.




Mr Mkhuleko Hlengwa, MP

IFP Spokesperson for Energy

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