These e-tolls are just another mechanism to make the rich richer and the poor poorer. Parliament will push and the tolls will be implemented, amid widespread rejection from the ever shrinking middle class- the people who are aware that this money making scheme is heavily flawed, unnecessarily complicated and worst of all, will move a lot of middle class people back into poverty.
The real problem for South Africa is when the poor people realize that these tolls are going to make EVERYTHING more expensive.. The trucks that haul our essentials are tolled heavily in comparison to the R450 per car maximum. Petrol will be more expensive to transport to the petrol stations and the inflationary knock-on effect of this is drastic and unfair on the unsuspecting masses. The price of bread, meat, pap, literally everything is going to inflate to the point of no return.
The poor will then be left with 2 options.. Either resort to crime to get more money (which is already a big problem in our beautiful country) or to vote the ANC out of power (which has a slim-to-none chance of happening) Either way i foresee anarchy coming from this e-toll saga..
The best case scenario for South Africans is if COSATU or just a large bunch of fed up people manage to pull these gantries out of the ground, the ANC lose next years elections and the new president makes these corrupt ministers accountable for their actions. Make them pay for this ill conceived sinister plan to implement yet another 'hidden' tax on the people.
This system will cripple everyone in our country except the few ANC ministers who are to benefit financially. I just hope the poor majority in our country realize this before its too late.
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