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Gauteng tolls move a 'significant victory'

2012-01-13 22:30

Johannesburg - The postponement of the introduction of e-tolling on Gauteng roads was welcomed on Friday by Cosatu, transport workers and the Democratic Alliance.

It was a "significant victory" for millions of Gauteng residents who had expressed opposition to the attempt to force them to pay just to travel on the province's highways, said Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) spokesperson Patrick Craven.

The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) announced earlier in the day that e-tolling had been placed on hold following its meeting on Thursday with Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele.

It was victory for the poor and working class, said Satawu national spokesperson Mamokgethi Rea Molopyane.

DA spokesman Neil Campbell said the system was "unjust" and would have failed because of boycotts.

The justice system would failed to cope with the huge volume of prosecutions of motorists who refused to pay toll fees, he added.

Sanral announced this week that 212 000 e-toll accounts had been registered for the first phase of the controversial Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP).

These e-toll tags would have become operational at the Bakwena toll plaza from February.

On Friday Sanral chairperson Tembakazi Mnyaka said it was decided at Thursday's meeting that Sanral would investigate further and produce a report for Ndebele which would then be presented to the Cabinet.

The board was committed to exploring different avenues to meet the obligations of stakeholders.

Light motor vehicles using Gauteng's toll roads would have been charged R0.40/km, medium vehicles R1/km, "longer" vehicles R2/km, and bikers R0.24/km. Qualifying commuter taxis and buses would have been exempted entirely.

Cosatu said it would continue to urge motorists not to register with Sanral or to buy e-tags.

"Our members remain mobilised for a campaign of mass action if the decision is reversed," said Craven.

The DA said it was "not surprised" by Sanral's decision, as the agency had not done its homework and there had been insufficient public consultation.

Satawu called on the government to prioritise public transport instead of "being obsessed with elite projects that enriched a few at the expense of the majority".

GFIP phase one cost R20 billion to complete. Most of the cost was financed from loans.

A number of petitions were handed to Ndebele, including one from the Freedom Front, and a joint petition from Cosatu, the SA National Civic Organisation, the SA National NGO Coalition, Satawu and the DA.

Comments
  • Michelle - 2012-01-13 22:44

    Wonderful news! But, it's not a victory for me until they've scrapped the whole thing completely.

      Diegozaf - 2012-01-13 23:41

      that wont happen michelle, what is wanted is a fairer and more equitable means of paying for road usage in Gauteng and that such a model be the same used in other provinces that are upgrading their roads.

      Jaba - 2012-01-14 00:40

      Let's fight crime in South Africa together, starting with SANRAL!

      Michael - 2012-01-14 07:01

      @ Diegozaf. A "fairer and more equitable means of paying for road usage" already exists! It's called fuel tax. Except, that tax is being pissed away and defrauded. Motorists are ALREADY being taxed for road mainenance. What the spectacularly slow and stupid govt needs to do is manage that fund, not mismanage it.

      Max - 2012-01-14 07:12

      @George, what you say is very true and is a flaw in the white makeup.

      Michael - 2012-01-14 07:16

      @ George. As damning the indictment against whites you raise, u are sadly 100% correct. Whites, by default, still hold a significant number of OPERATIONALLY critical positions in the economy. SA would grind to a halt if we strike. When union members strike, garbage sits, people are late for work and hospitals slow down (which is a good thing because then less people are die from rampant incompetence and infections). If a white workforce strikes, salaries don't get paid, bank managers don't open the banks, developers stop writing code, TV producers stop making tv ads, movie houses don't open, most shops don't open, PnP, Woolies, Checkers doors stay closed. Tow trucks don't drag cars away. If whites were unhappy enough with the state of SA, we could force government's hand in mere days. I also sit comfortably and piss and moan, like I'm doing now. I changed that recently, though. I went out for a demonstration. It felt good to be on the street helping to communicate to the 1%, the banksters an corporate wankers, that people have had enough of greed. Corporates are NOT people, they shouldn't enjoy the same rights, or get tax breaks. But the armchair demonstrations do help. At least through online, whites have consensus. Most registrations are probably white, I'll agree, but not all whites have registered. I reckon there are millions of whites who have not because of what they've read on Facebook.

      PyroSA - 2012-01-14 07:31

      @George / @Michael - Yes indeed. White generally pay to keep the world working. Yes you can go and strike or rampage for every trivial thing and insist on getting the world for free, but striking should be a last resort, not the first. If everybody was to sit back and make demands the country would get nowhere. The ORT system is quite fair, but the costs are simply too high and there are no feasible alternatives for most people.

      Burtfred - 2012-01-14 07:37

      @George Your contention that "white" people are afraid of authority is rubbish. It was white people who violently removed the authority in the French Revolution, the American Revolution, the Greek Revolution, the Third Reich. It is mostly white people that vehemently objected to the Sanral toll road project. Most black people didn't care about the Gauteng toll roads, because their chief mode of transport, the taxis, were exempted. SA whites just don't break or ignore laws as easily or glibly as SA non-whites do. That doesn't make the one group smarter than the other, it is just a reflection of the way the mostly black ANC has institutionalized and promoted corruption and theft. If it's ok for leaders to do it, it's ok for us to do it.

      SergeD69 - 2012-01-14 07:46

      Time to unite. Even white people should join public protest. Let's block the highway to show our anger. Let's start with it, but there are many more things that should be put right.

      John - 2012-01-14 08:07

      Malema, Jesus loves you, Malema, Your mother loves you, Malema, Your father loves, Repent, Manpara, repent, Repent, Ignorant, repent, Repent, Negligent, repent, Repent, Liar, repent, Repent, Thief, repent, Repent, Baby Killer, repent, Repent, Genocider, repent! Okai, stop the bus, how can you say all that? Lets have a look: Malema is Ignorant that the Failed Communist Countries like the USSR, China, Vietnam, Cuba, etc, employed Central Control Economies ( CCE ), with full and total nationalisation. Negligent - as the head of an organization, it is his duty to be fully informed of the economic history of total disasters of CCE. He does not know that Gorbachov announced reforms away from nationalization – in the early 1980’s! He is a Liar, because these are not his ideas, these ideas have been around for over 100 years. Thief, he has stolen the PEOPLES money – that is how bribery and corruption works. Baby Killer, as a member of the ANC – Abortion Murder Genocide, is guilty of the Genocide of 800 000 black babies in government hospitals! Genocider, as a member of the ANC – Abortion Murder Genocide, is guilty of the Genocide of 5 Million Aids sufferers which were refused medication. Repent, Manpara, Repent!

      John - 2012-01-14 08:08

      I have now got a box of Benzene for the Virodene Awards of 2011: The nominees are: Thabo Mbeki Doctor ( of medicine ) Nkosazana Zuma ( the 2 were the big pushers of the attempt to Genocide 5 million aids sufferers with Benzene labelled as Virodene - which is now their prize! ) Pres Zuma Julius Malema ( acomplices ) David Miliband ( cover up ) Barack Obama Hilary Silly Hilly Billy Clinton Bill the Clown Clinton ( Financiers of Abortions ) Jullian Assenge ( the Genocide of Millions of SA People is not important to him - a few Iraqui casualties are : arab bloob is more important than african blood ) Ariel Adorfmann ( the mentally challenged does not understand that if Mandela was aquitted in his trial of treason because he does not owe allegiance, neither does SA owe benefits to him and his people ) Fidel Castro and Raul Castro ( for the Genocide of the Cuban and African People, particularly 1 500 000 Ethiopians and 500 000 Angolans ) And the Manpara Virodene Award goes to... Julius Malema! For doing his utmost to reveal the truth about the ANC!

      John - 2012-01-14 08:10

      “ The Gang of Four Chinese Communist Party members came to power during the Cultural Revolution (1966–76), and were charged with a series of treasonous crimes. The gang consisted of Jiang Qing, Mao Zedong's last wife as the leading figure of the group, and her close associates Zhang Chunqiao, Yao Wenyuan, and Wang Hongwen. In 1980, the trials of the Gang of Four began. Among the prosecution’s charge of actual crimes were the usurpation of state power and party leadership; the persecution of some 750,000 people, 34,375 of whom died during the period 1966-76. It was at this trial that Jiang Qing made the famous quote: "I was Chairman Mao's dog. I bit whomever he asked me to bite." Jiang Qing was sentenced to death in 1981. “ Source Wikipidia. I was inspired to write a song commemorating the death of such evil people: Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs of Mao Tse Tsung! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss! Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs of Jiang Qing! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss! Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs, Shoot the dogs Gang of Four! Auss! Auss, Auss! Auss! Auss Auss!

      Mark Peter Vrdoljak - 2012-01-14 08:21

      Hahaha with all these "doctors" in power one would think just one could crasp the simple idea of Cost push inflation!The government is highly concerned about the stakeholders in this project...stakeholders bieng private entities making a profitNot even non profit orgs running this rubbish!All these stakeholders then have ties to the government so its another "pension plan" for officials!Poor companies who had to buy tags cause they could be easily prosecuted for more than a single road user!They cant scrap this system not with all the money they put in...You cant save face from this situation thus it will go forward!

      Heinrich - 2012-01-14 08:41

      Mark Peter Vrdoljak : Don't be so pessimistic. There are many options. Nationalisation is one. We can just take it. Without compensation.

      Daniel - 2012-01-14 11:31

      The lesson that can be learnt from this,is what mass protest or resistance is capable of achieving. As South Africans we are very complacent when being screwed over by the government.

      Makatikamusona - 2012-01-14 12:04

      @John Please stop with this copy and paste of your, do you really believe that someone is reading your comments. Rather let the knowledgeable and informed people comment on this forum. Eish

      Nicholas - 2012-01-14 19:11

      Does anyone one actually know the real reason why we have these tolls in the first place? Well here it is: The government has cut road development and maintenance funding COMPLETELY! That's why SANRAL has to find it's own funding, thus they have put up a tolling system. Don't blame SANRAL, they're just doing their job, blame our fraudulent Government which is incapable of budgeting and distributing funding to necessary causes.

      Davin - 2012-01-15 00:28

      @Nicholas, I don't care who is at fault. I am gatvol of paying so much taxes, and if they are not careful, then people are going to boycott all toll fees and all these other crap taxes we have to pay.

      Shaun - 2012-01-15 19:54

      Its very simple...JUST DONT REGISTER OR PAY!!!!!!

  • Cracker - 2012-01-13 23:00

    Victory will only be of practical value when all proposed secrecy laws are dropped. We need to know the full story and a full investigation. This country will eventually get the above. There will be no hiding places.

      Jimmy - 2012-01-14 00:28

      Excellent observation Cracker - these unjust taxes always end up as money lining someone's pocket as it disappears into a big black hole. This power-hungry government and it' sadministrations keep piling on the agony, killing incentive for not only the poor, but big business too which after all is the engine that ultimately feeds the economy. As for small business owners, of which I'm one, it is disastrous. We're drowning in this swamp of sinking sand that they keep thrusting upon us.

      Jimmy - 2012-01-14 00:39

      Wish we coule boycott PAIA - why should every small business be forced to own a website with all the fees that accompany it's upkeep ? Oh I forgot, it is very wrong for us to be secretive - ask the Government !

      Michael - 2012-01-14 07:27

      @Jimmy. Jimmy me lad, I know it was just an innocent typo, but in your first comment, you typed "sadministration" The prophetic irony has not escaped me. Sadminsitration, sad, and true.

      Lara - 2012-01-14 08:57

      Jimmy, I think you've coined a new phrase, inadvertently. Sadministration, indeed. I will be using it from now on.

      Heinrich - 2012-01-14 09:53

      Good work, Jimmy, even though by accident .I see you are a very respectful and polite person. I would have called it badministration or madministration.

  • natomajo - 2012-01-13 23:33

    Hooray!!!

  • goyougoodthing - 2012-01-13 23:37

    With a decent public transport system I would be in favour of a congestion tax, as London has. However there is no other way to get around Gauteng, nor any other city (I say city as a side) in SA.

  • MyTruth - 2012-01-13 23:42

    I will refuse to pay for these crooked toll systems. I pay enough tax, in all forms and cannot be forced to pay for these. I will refuse to buy a tag. EVERYONE must stick together with this. The company that installed them must dismantle them and sell them to another Third World country and try make their money back. The Government officials who arranged this MUST be fired and then charged with fraud and stuck in jail together with Selebi! More will follow!!

      comurray - 2012-01-14 07:58

      The officials who arranged this MUST pay back their huge bribes before being stuck in jail with whoever else is liable.

  • James - 2012-01-13 23:50

    I don't support the highway tolling system, We must continue fighting until the whole tolling system is scrapped. As this will affect economics development and jobs as well. I will refuse to buy the etag.

  • yasin.hoosen - 2012-01-14 00:28

    I'll allow my mother in law to stay over at my house before I buy an e-tag ! ! Gauteng Unite !

      derekneilmaclachlan - 2012-01-14 04:37

      You are a very desperate man!!! lol

      SergeD69 - 2012-01-14 07:52

      Can do without both. LOL

  • Jaba - 2012-01-14 00:32

    If SANRAL & Gov think they can take us for a ride, they have another thing coming! We will fight this all the way - and trust me they will lose! together we can beat this crime! We have to fight to protect our economy - tolls will kill our economy while making bread & milk more expensive.

      Jaba - 2012-01-14 01:01

      "The board was committed to exploring different avenues to meet the obligations of stakeholders" said Tembakazi Mnyaka. Who are these stakeholders?? we have a right to know. Tembakazi should be thrown in jail. If the people, business and the Unions are against this, then who the hell is benefiting.

  • Jimmy - 2012-01-14 00:35

    Well done Cosatu - sometimes you actually get it right

      frank.hartry - 2012-01-14 09:15

      Vavi and COSATU are showing the way in South Africa. Imagine what it would be like if COSATU did not exist? This ANC led government would loot even more if that is possible. The problem with South Africa is that at its head is an uneducated man that has no compunction about grabbing taxpayers money for his own self enrichment and luxury living. R65 million plus for his private residence at Nkandla in the guise of Security is only one example. Zuma waffles on an on year after year about poverty and the unemployed yet in the form of VAT it is the poor that is contributing to his sheer luxurious living and that of his huge family of wives, fiance's and 25 plus children. With more to come.. He is all talk and no real action. Have you notice with this ANC led government under Zuma it is all 'we are going to start'..... What a bunch of parasites they really are.

  • Peter - 2012-01-14 01:36

    Good on you gautengers,stop the rot!

  • Pawel - 2012-01-14 02:22

    just pay pay pay...

  • Motho - 2012-01-14 05:41

    What happens money from the petrol levy as that kind money should be used for this kind of project?

  • Vince.York - 2012-01-14 06:04

    Africa's budding dictators getting punched squarely in the teeth these days, what with Arab Spring's, Islamic brutality, and the simple REVOLUTION OF COMMON SENSE and RESPECT FOR YOUR CITIZENS.

      Osman Bux - 2012-01-14 08:48

      You forgot to mention Christian brutality.

  • Kim - 2012-01-14 06:47

    I cannot believe we have 212 0000 suckers in this country.

      africanwolf - 2012-01-14 07:15

      I am sure that there are more just undercover :). But seriously speaking all tolls in the country must be scraped including the long distance toll gates

      Oneant - 2012-01-15 13:54

      incidentally the Gauteng government has 209 219 public vehicles.

  • Michael - 2012-01-14 06:59

    Not this time, ANC and big greedy corporatocracy businesses! Let's see if SANRAL and GTG (gravy train govt) chums fail to find a way to force it on taxpayers. Then we can celebrate. Until then, I will enjoy them sweating. Of course, if SANRAL defaults on their loans, they will simply get bailed out. They won't even dismantle the overhead tolls - those will just sit there and rust. But, they will provide nice cosy little micro settlements for squatters tho - squatters living in "ground-level highway studio apartments" that cost more than sea view mansions in Bantry Bay. 20 billion for how many exclusive micro-studios? 20bn spent, but no homework necessary because South Africans will just bend over and take it like they always do. "We'll steamroll them, threaten them with arrests etc" Not this time, Mr Zuma. No more nephews getting obese off hard working South Africans

  • The-Azanian - 2012-01-14 07:16

    So who's gonna pay the austrians back their money?

      PyroSA - 2012-01-14 07:34

      Those seem to be the bits that most people conveniently forget. The money has already been spent. It MUST be paid back. The longer it's drawn out, the more interest is wasted.

      africanwolf - 2012-01-14 09:04

      They can take some money from the arms deal. i heard they received some refund from Airbus

      hein.huyser - 2012-01-16 06:35

      More than every liter of petrol/diesel's price is taxes for exactly this this purpose. The fact that Gov. can't budget now becomes my EXTRA tax problem. We don't know that we don't know

  • Buti - 2012-01-14 07:22

    212.000 is an exaggeration there's no such number.These idiots are trying to encourage good people to follow them.

      Kim - 2012-01-14 07:28

      Thought the same thing.

      Xolani Ziqubu - 2012-01-14 07:34

      Its coperates. Thats not 212 000 motorist but a handful of companies that can't boycot like the rest. In the end they will pay for the rest and charge it bak to us. Which is the problem in any case. With this tolling nonsense we get billed twice.

      SergeD69 - 2012-01-14 07:58

      Hope you are right.

  • Ryan - 2012-01-14 07:34

    We should take a page out of the ANC's operations manual, if you don't like it BURN it!

  • mike.clery - 2012-01-14 07:35

    The DA said it was "not surprised" by Sanral's decision, as the agency had not done its homework and there had been insufficient public consultation. The same can be said for the DA-run City of Cape Town's decision to impose an ABSA debit card on BRT users. From Jan 28, you can't use the bus unless you have one of these cards. To get the card, you have to accept ABSA's terms and conditions, including a 2.5% transaction fee every time you load money on the card. That money goes to ABSA. Oh, and the City's PAYING ABSA and its partner, ICT Works, R400 million over six years for this "service". Something fishy indeed!

  • SergeD69 - 2012-01-14 07:40

    Boycott them!!! The public should unite!!! And those good citizens who have registered, shame on you.

  • comurray - 2012-01-14 07:46

    What really gets me to the tits is that our narrow minded government can go ahead and install a road tolling system costing billions and expect the presently over taxed motorist just to cough up and be happy. Then those taxis that cause 99% of accidents are exempt from paying toll fees.

  • Missionman - 2012-01-14 07:59

    GREAT NEWS - tolling on these roads is an idea that should be scrapped totalLy. The system of tolling is just not viable in all respects. This system will just collapse if nobody complies and buys the tags. ALL MUST STAND TOGETHER.......

  • Jj - 2012-01-14 08:00

    Yes I agree it's wonderful news, but will it last. It's a start,together as South Africans we can stop these corrupt laws

  • frank.hartry - 2012-01-14 08:26

    Crafty SANRAL and government. Two days after pompously announcing that 212 thousand people have paid for the e tags it postpones the implementation of the e tolling system. Now the money paid in by those that have purchased the tags will possibly make interest for SANRAL. The fact is there are certain times that there is justification for not paying into government projects. At present motorists are already paying for South Africa's roads. IE, cents for every litre of petrol purchased, Vehicle licences as well as the vague thieving levy, VAT, income tax, local municipal rates. Enough is enough. Transport minister Ndebele, cabinet ministers and many members of parliment and their family members do not pay for anything. For them it is free petrol, free toll road payments, free expensive vehicles, free luxury accommodation, free electricity. These parasites even get free food and drinks from the numerous restaurants in the halls of the parliment building. In accordance with the ministerial handbook, Zuma and Motlanthe and their family members are not even required to pay any income tax. South Africans should catchawakeup about these disgusting South African unelected politicians of ALL political parties.. They are living a life of absolute luxury whilst millions of South Africans are starving. They are going to ignite a Libyan type revolution one day because of their greed.

  • Dirk - 2012-01-14 09:00

    Trucks run locally in Gauteng at a cost of about R 20.00 per kilometre. Tolss would increase transportation costs for local Gauteng vehicles by 10%. Between R 10 0000 and R 14 0000 per truck per month for tolls.

  • Brad.Kopping - 2012-01-14 09:10

    i'll never buy an e-tag. as far as i'm concerned the cANCer can go "tag" themselves if you catch me drift...

  • ianofborg - 2012-01-14 09:56

    give me a break on the fuel tax!!! so know i pay 2 twice as much!

      ianofborg - 2012-01-14 10:03

      did they say anything about ambulance's both private and province

  • Nurse - 2012-01-14 10:32

    The road tolls are not a question of IF but rather WHEN. They have been built and paid for. It's coming, you are just delaying the agony. Eventually it will be law to have an e-tag, just like a licence disc. You won't escape this.

      frank.hartry - 2012-01-14 11:32

      Never say never. -- In the UK during the Thatcher era of the 1970s her conservative government set out to impose an unpopular poll tax on the British people. Those people en masse refused to pay and marched in protest after protest until the government was forced to concede and withdraw the tax. Do we South Africans have the same courage. Hell no according to you. According to a statement to parliment by the previous head of the Special Investigating Unit ANC stalwart Willie Hofmeyr, this ANC led government, through negligence, corruption, theft, incompetence and wastage, is losing R30 billion a year. That alone will pay for the toll road system. One week later Willie Hofmeyr was fired by Zuma in my opinion for being honest and the sycophantic crawler to Zuma- Heath- took over as head of the SIU for a short time. When are we South Africans going to stand up to therse looters and thieves and sa 'enough is enough'. NB. Even that cree Shieka who spent over a million rands to visit his druggy girlfriend in a foreign prison, has not paid back the stolen money. Yet honest South Africans are expected to pay for a flawed toll system. No thanks. I will never pay one cent.

      Trent Hodges - 2012-01-14 13:28

      We said Frank

      Trent Hodges - 2012-01-14 13:29

      *well

  • Sachin Ramkissoon - 2012-01-14 11:25

    Fantastic news !!!

  • Comrade - 2012-01-14 13:49

    VIVA the Democratic Alliance...Champion of the people and poor. VIVA the DA .... VIVA

  • Debbie - 2012-01-14 16:23

    Just the "Poor & the Working Class"???? ..... what about us financially-abused Income Tax Payers who have ALREADY PAID for the damm roads! Road Maintenance comes out of Annual Car Licence Renewals HENCE the dics's purpose & requirement of having to pay them!!!!! .....Does this Gov know anything???????????

  • Xenswim1 - 2012-01-14 19:06

    Good, since we know that there some who are very keen to support the E tolling that they got in quickly. I have solution let them continue paying for the privilage while we ride free.

  • Nicholas - 2012-01-14 19:11

    Does anyone one actually know the real reason why we have these tolls in the first place? Well here it is: The government has cut road development and maintenance funding COMPLETELY! That's why SANRAL has to find it's own funding, thus they have put up a tolling system. Don't blame SANRAL, they're just doing their job, blame our fraudulent Government which is incapable of budgeting and distributing funding to necessary causes.

  • Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-01-15 01:47

    so, i see there is no freedom of speach here. good one news 24 i posted an example of how much money we collect from the fuel levy and after 1 day i see it is gone who pays for this site, the government?

      Demetrius.Syriopoulos - 2012-01-15 01:54

      i second that, 212,000 idiots / brainless sheep out there. they bought it because they were told to do so. i will also not buy an e-tag. about the purple lights, they are UV rays, just like the sun, do we need sunscrren to drive under them? as far as using them for speeding, don't give them ideas, although i think that was part of the plan, they will find a way to cheat with that too. i keep getting speeding fined at the fixed camera outside my house every now and again. i realy have to be an idiot to get caught there, or they keep crooking the system, who can check it anyway? sanral financed via loans, so where is the R2.50 that we pay per litre of fuel as road tax? we have not done ant major repairs to the roads since about 1990. that is 21 years of collecting road tax on fuel, here is a little example of what the income is we consume 579,000 barrels of crude oil per day in SA (dep of stats) 1 barrel makes 71.92282 litres of fuel 71.92282 x 576,000 = 41,668,000 litres per day 41,668,000 x 365 days = 15,216,120,000 litres per year 15,216,120,000 x R2.50 road levy per litre = R38,040,300,000 per year 38 billion that is R38,040,300,000 x 21 years = R798,846,300,000 that is close to 799 billion Rand so what do we have here we collected 799 and spent 20 that we borrowed) where is my road tax levy????

  • danie.dewaal - 2012-01-15 18:11

    Now is the time simply to SAY NO. No submissions, no consultations, just remove your bloody tolls, we do not want to speak with you about it.

  • derrickvanz - 2012-01-16 10:51

    200 000 registered e toll tags are mostly government vehicles, to create the illusion that there are people out there that will register. Don't buy e tags or register, we will oppose this draconian measure. How many profiteered or got kickbacks for and from this. More than we will ever know and I for one will not pay for some ANC fat cat's new car or house. The buck stops with the people and we should oppose this collectively ANC, DA or AWB, it does not matter what political party you are affiliated with! It’s the principle that counts!

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