Editorials 1.8.2018 08:50 am

Fuel price hike won’t sink the ANC

The fuel price protesters are overly optimistic in thinking the fuel price issue will see the ANC removed from power next year.

The fuel price protesters yesterday had clever slogans on their neatly printed placards – “Stop the Tax Attack!” and “Fuel Levy Too Heavy!”

Fuel price hike won’t sink the ANC
Fuel price hike won’t sink the ANC

Fuel price hike won’t sink the ANC

The fuel price protesters are overly optimistic in thinking the fuel price issue will see the ANC removed from power next year.

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