Dear Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, and Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana,
It is time for your government to urgently cut the exorbitant taxes on fuel in order to lower the price of fuel, food and the cost of living.
The ANC government has uncaringly abused South Africans through the artificially high fuel price for decades. By cutting taxes and levies on fuel, we can easily reduce the cost of fuel by up to a third!
To help South Africans afford food and use a taxi, bus or car to get to work and earn a living, we must:
- Introduce urgent legislation to immediately deregulate and reduce the fuel price, which will bring immediate relief for all commuters as retailers compete to offer lower prices.
- Work to reform or replace the bankrupt and mismanaged Road Accident Fund’s levy with a workable system that does not add to the fuel price.
- Call for an urgent debate of national importance in Parliament to put pressure on the uncaring ANC government to implement the DA’s caring proposals.
- Introduce a comprehensive rescue plan for South Africa to reduce the cost of living on all fronts.
South Africans deserve a government that cares about them.
It is time to deregulate and slash taxes on fuel so that South Africans can afford to get to work!
It is time to do away with the failed Road Accident Fund, which is just another ANC project that milks South Africans at the fuel pump!
It is time to support farmers to produce cheaper food so that South African families don’t starve!
Deregulate, cut taxes and lower the fuel price now.
The Democratic Alliance