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E-tolls: 'We're being screwed'

2013-10-14 10:47

CORRUPTION AT WORK: Reader OLIVER PLATELLI believes that e-tolling will be used to line the ANC’s pockets. Image: SAPA


Earlier in October 2013 Wheels24 reported that the Gauteng public and the Democratic Alliance were fighting to crush e-tolling, scheduled to go live in December 2013 after being signed of by South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma.

ANC spokesman Tiyani Rikhotso said: "The system we have in place has so many capabilities that go beyond collection, it also assists with travel demand management survey. Therefore we have an accurate idea of how many cars pass a gantry."

Here’s what the two parties had to say:

DA: Public being misled on e-tolls
Transport dept: 'Prove us wrong, DA'

Video: Why e-tolls make no sense

Wheels24 reader OLIVER PLATELLI believes e-tolling is "tthe ANC looking after its own":

How is it that we pay fuel levies, licence fees and renew our driving licence/professional driving permit, pay toll fees on certain roads/tunnels and there is still not enough money for road upgrades?

I have a small transport company and my yearly licences are R 114 000. Imagine what the licence fees are for guys with 100 or more trucks. Somewhere along the line we are being screwed.

It's the corrupt ANC looking after its own. I think the country should close shop the day e-toll come online.

We the masses are THE country. We supposedly put the ANC in charge to run the country for us but what a kak job they’re doing. I’m gatvol of paying so that the ANC can line its pockets.

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