by Fred Nel MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Roads and Transport
Despite the claims by Premier Makhura that e-Tolls have not worked and are fleecing residents of Gauteng, no tangible solution has been provided to scrap this unjust taxation of the Province’s roads.
As of the new financial year, the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL) has increased toll fees between 6-7%.
This includes the e-Toll fees.
Coupled with last month’s drastic increase in fuel and another increase in the pipe-line for next month, as well as the increase in VAT, residents of Gauteng are starting to bear the brunt of poor government policies.
Premier Makhura has pronounced that he is a man of the people, but his inaction and indecisiveness on issues such as e-Tolls shows that he does not have the interests of the people at heart.
The people of Gauteng have had enough of their lives being affected by ANC government ineptitude, and want Total Change.
Come 2019, the DA will find a workable solution to the e-Toll matter and ensure that residents of Gauteng are afforded some financial relief during these trying times.
The ANC have for far too long bullied the people of Gauteng. It is now time for the people to fight back.