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Tbo Touch: ‘I spend R4 600 a week on petrol, I can’t do it anymore’. Image via Instagram @iamtbotouch

Tbo Touch: ‘I spend R4 600 a week on petrol, I can’t do it anymore’

Metro FM’ radio personality Thabo ‘Tbo Touch’ Molefe says he spends R4 600 a week on petrol and wants to downgrade to a KIA Picanto.

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Tbo Touch: ‘I spend R4 600 a week on petrol, I can’t do it anymore’. Image via Instagram @iamtbotouch

The radio personality Thabo ‘Tbo Touch’ Molefe, who hosts Metro FM’s afternoon drive took to social media yesterday, 6 July to reveal how much he spends on petrol a week, how the fuel price increases have affected him and how he’s toying with the idea of downgrading to a Picanto or Mazda to manage the rising cost of living.  

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The businessman-radio personality Thabo ‘Tbo Touch’ Molefe who presents Metro FM’s afternoon drive show expressed his willingness to trade in his vehicle for an affordable, fuel-efficient car.  

Molefe joined millions of South Africans who are frustrated about the never-ending fuel price increases and the sky-rocketing cost of living.  

He shared with his followers on social media that he now spends R4 600 a week on petrol costs for one car and that he can’t do it anymore.  

“I can’t do it anymore. I’m looking for a KIA Picanto or mazdanyana.”  

The CEO of FNB’s retail cash investments Himal Parbhoo revealed in an interview with Sunday World that the fuel price increases have a negative impact on consumers’ pockets given the current cost of living, noting that people will struggle to manage their finances.  

“The reality is [that] people need to commute to work, transport their children to school, and run other errands,” said Parbhoo  

“During this time, we advise consumers to consider planning their day-to-day or weekly travel, join or start a work lift club and even pack lunch to help in saving any bit of money.”  

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On Monday 4 July Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe, announced that petrol prices for South African motorists are set to increase on Wednesday 6 July. Mzansi is shocked by the increase and took to Twitter to voice their concerns about the blow to their pockets. Some tweeps are ready to invest in other modes of transport due to the skyrocketing prices.  

In a statement, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy said the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine had deeply affected fuel prices across the globe.   

Currently, motorists inland are paying R23.94 for a litre of 93 petrol and R24.17 for 95 petrol but from Wednesday 6 July, motorists can expect to pay almost R2 more for fuel.  

For inland motorists, the 93 petrol price will rise to R25.66 per litre while the 95 petrol price will rise to R26.09 per litre.