Four suspects were arrested in Parow earlier this morning after they were caught siphoning diesel from a parked truck.

Members of the City’s Directorate of Safety and Security arrested the men, just after 4 AM.

Mayoral Committee member at the Directorate, JP Smith says the truck driver was asleep at the time of the incident.

Smith says the suspects had managed to drain almost 125 litres of diesel before they were caught.

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Motorists can expect a slight reduction in fuel prices by next week Wednesday.

Economist at FNB, Koketso Mano, says this reduction could be made possible by the overall price of Brent crude oil which has significantly fallen over the past 2 weeks.

The current over-recovery, on the country’s fuel prices, will also add to this reduction.

Mano says the projection is that petrol prices may reduce by R1 per litre, while diesel prices may drop by up to 60 cents per litre.

This reduction will however not result in an immediate reduction in the cost of daily goods such as food and transport.


Mano says the more than R2 increase in fuel prices, which was announced earlier this month, will continue to affect the prices of goods for a while still.

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