MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


IFP Gauteng - E-tolls Mostly a Costly Blunder

03 December 2013    

 

It is with a heavy heart that the Inkatha Freedom Party in Gauteng on the 3 December 2013 cries for the 2.5 million road users of Gauteng. Over the last few years the IFP has been fighting in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) and other platforms for the stoppage of this expensive and cynical project.

 

IFP Caucus leader in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL), Bonginkosi Dhlamini said, “It is sad that having a means of transport has now become a sin. Our people are being coerced and manipulated into paying for what is going to prove to be the most expensive blunder this leadership has ever done.”

 

The IFP in Gauteng said it understands that citizens need to pay for the upkeep of roads and other infrastructure projects and tools.

 

“However if we are being forced to pay directly for these projects, why doesn’t the government stop the fuel levy and take down the price of driver’s licenses? Which is where they are currently getting money for the road project from", asked Dhlamini.

 

“The fact that this government is trying to put a positive spin on this shocks the IFP a great deal. The party doesn’t understand how this government in their wildest and most bizarre behaviour would see it logical and humane to rob Gauteng citizens in broad daylight,” said Dhlamini.

 

Dhlamini said the most worrying for the party is the plain fact that our people’s food prices are now going to go skyrocket and as a result continue the exclusion of the most downtrodden.

 

“This current action by our government will prove to be a major blunder in the history of Gauteng and South Africa. Needless to say this goes to prove the selfishness of this government in our country,” concludes Dhlamini.

 

Contact:

IFP Caucus Leader in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature; Bonginkosi Dhlamini; 071 622 7523

 

Or 

IFP Media Liaison Officer, Musa Ngobeni; 079 412 9757 / 011 489 6401