Government is considering capping the price of 93 unleaded petrol, Energy Minister Jeff Radebe said on Thursday

Radebe, who joined his communications counterpart, Nomvula Mokonyane, during the post-cabinet media briefing, said they were consulting the industry on the proposal.

“Last week, as the department, we started a consultation process with the petroleum industry with specific reference [to] asking their expert advice of what the impact would be if we were to set a maximum price for 93 unleaded [petrol],” he said.

“We have given the industry until 18 October to respond to us, after which we [will] take an appropriate decision.”

Radebe’s comments come as South Africans continue protesting the high cost of fuel and its impact on the poor and working class.

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Author: ANA Newswire