Now I can already imagine how this inventive thinking can cause some hot debates, but if you will offer to lend your ears, and minds, today could be quite liberating.
So first let me start off seeing this situation as I will call it.
We all shouting for no e-Tolls, but is this really the only thought process we can apply to our government’s need to raise funds for the poor?
I’m sure we can all agree that more has to be done to right the past of wrongs - to bring about equality and fairness for all sundries. I could be mistaken but I think that for the most parts, all South Africans can agree on this point.
In the past, we all did what we wanted to without considerating the people who most needed funding and help to live and maintain their families.
But it’s time to turn things around, to turn the other cheek and to give back to civilized society, the things that you and my parents took from them.
I for once, will be pledging my full commitment and support to SANRAL and the government for the e-Tolling projects across South Africa because I can understand the importance of what it can mean to families who need those funds from our highways.
I agree with the court judgements that say that no-one has the right to tell government how and why and when it can be able to raise funds. That is really a matter for internal politics and we must not interfere in democratic fundraising initiativities.
Even though I’m not in Gauteng, I am already been in discussions with SANRAL to determine how I could buy the e-tagging system that will allow me to travel with a clear conscience on the highways around Johannesburg and Pretoria.
For those people like Cosatu and other un-patriots who constantly fight against our unified government, to you I issue a challenge today: Stop resisting change like in old apartheid days and concede to agree that we will support our countries objective to raise much needed money for the poor across South Africa.
I will do my part, will you perform yours?
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