Petrol price fuels KZN protest

Cosatu is demanding an end to escalating fuel prices.

Cosatu is demanding an end to escalating fuel prices.
 

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DURBAN - Unions affiliated to Cosatu have been protesting at the Marianhill Toll plaza outside Durban.

They're demonstrating against the record-high fuel prices and the exorbitant costs of living.

Police earlier fired stun grenades at Cosatu members who were disrupting traffic.

Cosatu says it wants government to reverse the VAT hike or announce when it will come to an end.

READ: Cosatu picket at Mariannhill Toll Plaza

Earlier this month, fuel prices went up by more than R1. 

The 95 grade of petrol now costs a record high of R17.08 in Gauteng and R16.49 at the coast, while the wholesale diesel price went up by R1.24  to R15.64 and R15.16 in Gauteng and at the coast respectively. 

Protesters remained unshaken, with Cosatu provincial secretary Edwin Mkhize calling for marchers to not give in to “threats” and to “maintain the lines”.

- Additional reporting ANA