Sanral’s Nazir Alli like PW Botha – DA

2013-12-05 15:47

The SA National Roads Agency Limited’s CEO Nazir Alli is the present-day PW Botha, says DA Gauteng spokesperson Musi Maimane.

“Transport links should connect and integrate us. What e-tolls will do is keep us separate and apart ... Nazir Alli is the PW Botha of today,” he told a rally against e-tolling in Johannesburg today.

“We are here because we are angry and we are here because we must take a stand,” he said.

Apartheid-era state president PW Botha was renowned for his authoritarian approach to governance.

Maimane said the African National Congress government had forced e-tolls on the country.

“Today we tell this ANC government to proudly take their e-tolls back,” he said.

On Monday, a Freedom Front Plus application to stop e-tolls on Gauteng highways was struck from the roll by the North Gauteng High Court for lack of urgency.

The e-tolling of Gauteng highways came into effect on Tuesday.

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