EFF describes Makhura’s e-tolls promises as empty
Thu, 25 Feb 2016 14:19:00
The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) has described Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s announcement that he will look into the affordability of e-tolls as yet another empty promise.
During his State of the Province Address (Sopa) on Monday, the premier said people were refusing to pay e-tolls due to affordability and this had nothing to do with civil defiance.
Since then, South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has given further warnings that e-toll defaulters could be prosecuted.
EFF caucus leader in Gauteng, Mandisa Mashego, says the continuation of e-tolls shows that even the e-tolls review panel was another waste of resources.
“These attempts to divert the attention of Gauteng motorists by claiming that he [Gauteng Premier] will look into the affordability of the 5%. E-tolls increase is simply disingenuous and is simply dishonest… the same as the costly review panel. We refuse to pay
e-tolls and no amount of bullying as you have stopped motorists from renewing their car registration disks will deter us from fighting for what is just. We will drive unregistered cars if that’s what it means. We encourage all Gauteng residents to refuse to pay their
e-toll accounts as this is a privatisation of our public roads,” explains Mashego.
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– By SABC