DA supports ANCYL on tolls

2011-04-07 13:07

Johannesburg - The DA on Thursday supported the ANC Youth League in its criticism of proposed toll fees for Gauteng roads.

"We agree with the ANCYL’s Gauteng secretary Ayanda Kasa-Ntsobi that the tariffs are 'unjustifiably expensive' and that 'there is nothing fair or equitable about the proposed tolling system'," Democratic Alliance spokesperson Jack Bloom said.

"We also agree that it will adversely affect economic growth and hit the poor the hardest."

Kasa-Ntsobi said in a statement on Wednesday the ANC Youth League in Gauteng was "vehemently opposed" to the tariffs and demanded that its implementation "not just be postponed, but that it is shelved immediately".

Bloom said he was interested to know if the ANCYL's leader in Gauteng Lebogang Maile, who is also the MEC for sport, arts, culture and recreation, agreed with Kasa-Ntsobi's statement.

"This is what leadership is all about," said Bloom. "You can’t have it both ways. If you support the scrapping of tolls then you must resign from the provincial Cabinet as Premier Nomvula Mokonyane has rejected this."

Mokonyane has said she is not opposed to the idea of a tolling system but did express concern about the high prices announced by the SA National Roads Agency in February.

Motorists were going to pay up to 66 cents a kilometre when travelling on the 185km-tolled highway network.

The Congress of SA Trade Unions threatened national strike action if the tariffs were implemented.

The transport department has since then agreed to hold more consultations about the matter.

Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele is expected to receive a report on this by the end of April.

- SAPA

Read more on:    da  |  ancyl  |  sanral  |  johannesburg  |  tolls  |  transport
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
60 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Inside News24

 
 

Zuma: Pray for peaceful polls

President Jacob Zuma has asked members of the Universal Church of the Kingdom of God to pray for peaceful elections on 7 May.

 
 

Latest elections multimedia

Why Jack Parow wants you to vote on 7 May
The ad the SABC doesn't want to air
Elections 2014 in one cartoon
This year's election posters
 
Traffic
Lottery
 
  • Friday Grabouw - 11:32 AM
    Road name: N2 Eastbound
    DELAYS between Sir Lowrys Pass and Grabouw
  • Friday Cape Town - 10:14 AM
    Road name: M3 Inbound
    EVENT - left lane closed between Rhodes Avenue and UCT
 
More traffic reports...
 

Jobs in Cape Town [change area]

Property [change area]

Travel - Look, Book, Go!

Escape winter, head to Mauritius

Escape winter by spending 7 nights in Mauritius' tropical bliss from R13 215 per person sharing. Includes return flights, airport transfers and accommodation. Book now!

Kalahari.com - shop online today

Get many eggs in one basket!

Gaming bundles: 2 Super Hits games for R99, 3 Disney games for R99 and more + exclusive accessory bundles only available on kalahari.com. While stocks last. Shop now!

25% off bestselling books!

The Real Meal Revolution by Tim Noakes, Jeffrey Archer’s Be Careful What You Wish for, Man’s Search for Meaning by Victor E. Frank and many more titles. Shop now!

Up to 25% off electronics

Buy top electronics and save up to 25%. Such as kalahari.com’s 1# selling product the gobii eReader, Patriot X Porter flash drive, Asus Nexus 7” 3G tablet, Samsung Galaxy SIII, Lenovo G580 Notebook and many more. Shop now!

DStv HD PVR Decoder now R949

The DStv HD PVR Decoder has further revolutionised the television experience with lifelike viewing, sharper images, more vibrant colours and precision picture quality. Now R949, save R550. Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now!

Up to 30% off appliances & homeware

Save up to 30% on appliances and homeware this Easter! Offer valid while stocks last. Shop now.

OLX Free Classifieds [change area]

Samsung Galaxy s4

Mobile, Cell Phones in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 24

Best bargain in big bay

Real Estate, Houses - Apartments for Sale in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

VW Golf 6, 1.6 Trendline (Excellent condition)

Vehicles, Cars in South Africa, Western Cape, Cape Town. Date October 25

BlackBerry Curve 8520

Wi-Fi enabled With the BlackBerry Curve 8520 connect to your home...

From R1100.00

I'm shopping for:

Horoscopes
Aquarius
Aquarius

Self-indulgence may be strong today. You may want to enjoy yourself to the fullest and share it with those that make you feel...read more

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.








Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.