Durban - Hundreds of motorists in KwaZulu-Natal were caught in traffic congestion on Wednesday after activists from the #FuelPricesMustFall campaign blockaded roads in Durban, Chatsworth, Ballito, oThongathi and Pietermaritzburg.
The #FuelPricesMustFall campaign said they wanted to raise awareness of the impact escalating fuel increases were having on ordinary people and hoped the government would listen to them.
"Enough is enough," said Paul Jenkins, #FuelPricesMustFall co-ordinator who spoke to the Daily News from the N3 in Pietermaritzburg, where cars and trucks had blocked off the N3 Durban and Pietermaritzburg bound carriageways on Wednesday.
"South Africa supplies fuel to surrounding countries, but why are our fuel prices higher? How should our people survive in this country? The government needs to downgrade the fuel price immediately to at least R8 per litre. Nobody can work and survive at these costs. Food, transport, daily living expenses are way out and our people are suffering. We stand by our rainbow nation. Say no to fuel levies and increases," he said.
Jenkins' campaign is a separate campaign to that of Durban activist Visvin Reddy who has convened the People Against Petrol and Paraffin Price Increase (Pappi) campaign.