Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said during a media conference on Thursday that motorists will have more clarity on e-toll next week. In his remarks on Thursday, it appears that motorists will have to pay for this.
On Friday, the EFF again called on motorists to boycott e-toll. “We reject Mbalula’s call for people to pay for it. E-toll was never supposed to be enforced on the people of Gauteng and the ANC government has promised on several occasions that e-toll will be abolished, ”says EFF national spokesperson Mbuyiseni Ndlozi. He refers to the ANC’s promises during the 2016 municipal elections, which now seem to be just an attempt to win votes.
The EFF believes Gauteng Prime Minister David Makhura has already wasted millions on “useless” panels and public hearings that should determine the fate of e-toll. “This consultation should have taken place long before 2007, when the government decided to kick off the e-toll project,” says Ndlozi.
“Makhura has also made several promises during his provincial speeches, but repeatedly distanced himself from his own statements when he realized he was not in the position to decide on them.”
Ndlozi says e-tolls must be boycotted until the government finds a solution that does not involve paying ordinary citizens. “People are already paying for water, electricity and ever-rising gasoline prices. Why should they pay for something else that has its origin in the money-laden and corrupt interests of politicians? ”