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News24 users say no to e-tags

02 December 2013, 21:12

News24 users are saying a resounding no to e-tags. See some of their comments.


"I will forever refuse to buy an e-tag, no public input was ever asked, and forcing this into law makes our country a dictatorship"


"Am not going to add my money to R200 million that was already wasted by ANC..."


"No way that I would buy or register for e -tolls that's BULL , I mean we are paying for these roads already. Look at the petrol price sky high and soon it's gonna be going up, paying for old toll gate system. Car licence renewals every year, like really now we gonna be enriching Zuma, Peters and them.

"They ripped/ripping us off already as tax payers. We working very hard to earn each and every cent which is peanuts too, trying to accommodate your family in that low income as a bread winner, now the e-tolls -  this is INSANE.

"Zuma, Peters and their friends should come to think of this. Not thinking for themselves only but for poor South Africans as well.

"They're doing it because it's not affecting them, we as South Africans gonna be paying for them and they drive free luxury so called government cars and still benefit from the billions we gonna be making on these bloody e-tolls.

"Zuma should rethink of a way to paying e-tolls."

Another News24 User asks:

"What happens to unemployed that own vehicles?"


"Currently unemployed single mother and struggling to make it month to month and now this additional expense, am cutting down on spending not include expenses.

"From all the interviews I've heard from their Media representative and CEO I understand that we are not given a choice but we are told what to do.

"I personal still have not bought the e-tag and am not planning to buy one.

 "Zuma and his friends are really b*** sh**ing us big time

'Daylight robbery'

"E-tolls is just daylight robbery to the poor and it proves that ANC don't care for the people who voted for it.

"Still a no to e-tolls till it collapses!"

'The high and mighties'

"Let Zuma pay back all that millions and use that for the roads. We just can't afford more taxes.

"They are busy choking the whole of Gauteng working class.

"The high and mighties won't pay tolls, why must we. I just won't use the toll roads."


"This will be the biggest corruption scandal known to man! Will make the Arms Deal, NkandlaGate look like child play.

"Why don’t our so-called government retrieve the estimated R32 billion which was lost/misused/corrupt/stolen in the last financial year alone!!! That would sort our ScAMRAIL’s R20 billion account quick quick!

"It’s funny how these esteemed leaders of our keep scr*wing up…SABC, Eskom, SAA, Medupi etc, and then old Tax Payer must just keep bailing out!


"I will not be part of this shenanigans."


"I won't be bullied or threatened by this useless government to get an etag!!

"Why should GP be the province to pay for roads used by other provinces too?

"Maybe if the entire SA is bullied into this I'd feel less offended. It's unconstitutional and yet people are letting government violate our rights.

"You've now opened Pandora's Box who knows what else you're going to be threatened with. I'm speechless!! 

'Lost vote'

"Thanks ANC for putting yet another dent in my salary as a struggling single mother.

"Amazing that you can force people to pay for e-tags yet do nothing about the crime and rape in this country.

"You won't be getting my vote."


"People have power ultimately, whatever happens from tomorrow is controlled by what the Gauteng majority decides."

'Tax, tax, tax'

"I will not do the etag because in your petrol there is a road tax levy worked in, and when you go through like the Bekwena toll gates you pay all over again for the the same road.

"So, I as consumer pay three times for the same road and then they turn around and say that taxi's and government vehicles won't pay ..."


"I feel that as a matter of principle nobody should buy an etag. The public has been misled, deceived and information hidden.

"Why does SANRAL refuse to divulge detail as to the collection because who are they?

"We were given handpicked names and none that probably belong to Chancellor House.

"In order to safeguard our democracy, at times the good law abiding public must break the laws that border on tyrannical extortion."

"Not happy"

"Yes we understand that your new system is going to start at midnight, but why this system is not  running in all provinces?

"The most target province is only Gp (sic)? We as the Drivers we are not happy about that.

 - Tax: Every month
 - Petrol: Every week
 - Tollgate: Every day
 - E-toll: Every day

"But our salary are not increased in time,we get lessthan 6,540."

"This thing is gonna kill us."

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