The trade union federation was reacting to the shock increase of more than R2.00 a litre for grades of petrol and diesel.

CAPE TOWN – The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has called on the government to continue with its fuel levy tax relief to ease the burden on cash-strapped consumers.

This comes as citizens have to, once again, brace for another massive fuel price hike on Wednesday.

The trade union federation was reacting to the shock increase of more than R2.00 for petrol and diesel.

On Monday, the energy department said petrol 93 octane is expected to cost an additional R2.37 per litre while 95 octane will cost an additional R2.57 per litre.

This while price of diesel is also set to increase by between R2.30 and R2.31 per litre.

Moreover, the department announced the temporary reduction in the fuel levy would drop from R1.50 per litre to R0.75.

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