EFF’s Golf GTI does not pay e-tolls – Malema

2015-07-02 16:17
Julius Malema (File: Foto24)

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Johannesburg – Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema will never pay e-tolls, even if it cost him only two cents, he told reporters on Thursday.

The opposition party often received e-toll invoices for its car “called a Golf, a GTI Golf”, according to Malema, but just ignored “the bill”.

“We don’t want e-tolls,” said Malema, who famously threatened to “physically destroy” e-toll gantries last year.

He was speaking to reporters about the Marikana report, but was asked what he thought of the new lowered tariffs recently announced Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“Cyril’s tariffs?,” he asked, before launching into an animated explanation on why the EFF would never pay e-tolls. 

“Whether it is, four cents or two cents, we don’t care. We don’t want any payment done on our roads. 

“These are public roads, they should not be privatised and no-one should pay for these roads.”

Malema called on all his supporters to join the party in its boycott.
“We don’t pay for e-tolls. The EFF has got a car called a Golf, a GTI Golf. Those things of e-tolls – what do you call them, the bill – they come here, [but] we won’t pay them.

"And there’s no-one who can stop our car from moving on the streets. It will move on these streets because these are our roads. So we don’t pay e-tolls and we call on our people not to pay e-tolls.  

“And therefore unjustifiable laws are not laws and they are not worth complying with and we should not comply with those rules.”

According to the new dispensation, the monthly cap on e-toll tariffs for South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) account holders would now be R225 - down from R450. The new tariffs came into effect this week.

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