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Petrol price spikes will “kill” us – cab driver

The announcement of a massive fuel price hike has made cab drivers consider illegal acts to cover costs.

Petrol attendant fills up a car tank. Picture: AFP.
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CAPE TOWN - Following the announcement of a massive fuel price hike due to come into effect next week, a Cape Town private meter taxi driver says he plans to start disconnecting his meter and charge customers as he pleases - despite it being illegal.

Edmund Chiyanga on Sunday said he could not keep up with the increases in the price of fuel

As of Wednesday, petrol will cost 41 cents more per litre, while the price of diesel will rise by more than 17 cents a litre.

More increases are expected in coming months.

Chiyanga says his current rate is R10 a kilometre, which he said was not nearly enough to cover his costs at the end of the month.

“They’re going to kill us these petrol increases… I am going to overcharge the way I feel – the way I feel is going to cover my petrol costs.”

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