In my opinion, the Gauteng Toll Roads sounded like another
way in creating jobs, but really that is not the way in creating jobs if that
is the case. Instead the E-tolling was to make money off the already paying
public, and where is this money going to come from since not many people will
pay and where is the money going to go if there are people who pay?
know there are these groups of people who actually own motor vehicles to travel
from point A to point B since public transport is in a chaotic state.
the Gautrain service is reliable because the bus drivers going on strike, cable
theft & denying that the public that used the Gautrain didn’t get stuck in
the tunnels when there was no electricity since the cables were stolen. Somehow
the public roads we all use are now privately owned and we have to pay extra
tax for using them. In a few words, this is unacceptable and we will not pay
I am behind COSATU 100% with the strike tomorrow against the
toll roads, but will I strike? I would strike but COSATU’s strikes are never
peaceful unfortunately, and I will not put myself at risk in being trampled,
mugged or killed.
We pay road and petrol taxes already in which those taxes
should go towards maintaining and upgrading the road infrastructure. So the
biggest question is why isn’t it being used for that? There are no excuses.
Only because of the World Cup 2010 was infrastructure suddenly pushed ahead and
spending like 20 billion rand on toll roads is sick.
Are we communists and the
government is centralising everything. If that is so the Constitutional Court
is not doing their jobs. The E-tolling system is against our Constitution and
we must continue to fight until the whole system is stopped completely.
What ever happened to freedom of movement in South Africa?
The ANC fought for freedom and now they are making you and I pay more to move
freely. What a cheek!
Why are mini-buses or taxes exempt from paying? Are they not using the same roads as we
are? The next problem is the charge per
kilometre, as I see it, not all people that use the highways are travelling
from Pretoria to Johannesburg and back.
How will people be charged when using
the highways when they only use the highways for a short distance, you cannot
charge a person a kilometre for only using 800m for example. Where I live in
Johannesburg, I will only go through one toll gate to get to the OR Tambo
Airport, so will I be charged for a kilometre?
The Government cannot force anyone to register for E-tolling
and if so, there no law and order in the once beautiful country of ours. I
believe that heads must role and pay heavy fines or even go to prison for all
the fraud and corruption. We will get justice!