A picket will take place tomorrow with people demanding National Treasure cut general fuel tax. Photo: Karen Sandison/African News Agency (ANA)
TSHWANE residents, activists, taxi operators and religious people encouraged to join the #StopTheTaxAttack picket tomorrow morning at Church Square.

The DA and the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) organised the picket for people to demand National Treasury cut general fuel tax levies by 20%. 

DA and Outa have received the support and endorsement of various religious groups, civil organisations and the Tshwane taxi industry.

DA leader Mmusi Maimane and Outa chief operating officer Ben Theron said if the picket successfully convinced treasury to review the general fuel tax levy by 20%, the price of a single litre of petrol could finally return to just under the R15 mark again. 

He said the current fuel levy stood at R5.30 and was currently used as a cash-cow by president Cyril Ramaphosa’s government.

DA media officer Charity McCord said: “This is not a political gathering but a call by all civilians affected by the high cost of fuel in this country. We have invited multi political parties to join the march to show the seriousness of this issue,”

McCord said treasury would be given a memorandum of demands.

Members of the regional National Taxi Alliance and the South African National Taxi Council were expected to come to the square to demonstrate.

Those interested in participating in the picket are encouraged to start arriving at the square from 7am.