06/06/2018 09:13 BST | Updated 06/06/2018 10:05 BST

Jokes, Memes, Despair: SA Motorists React To Petrol Price Hike

'At this rate soon we are going to have Petrol In Transit heists...'

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South Africans are driving with a light foot on the pedal, after the Department of Energy's June fuel-price hike hit on Wednesday.

The hike saw an increase of 82 cents per litre for petrol and between 85 and 87 cents per litre for diesel, so we're now paying:

93 Unleaded Petrol: R15.54

95 Unleaded Petrol: R15.79

Diesel: R14.19

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SA motorists on social media expressed anger, frustration and despair at how the hike hurts their pockets. Others got more creative, coming up with memes and jokes: