MEDIA STATEMENT BY THE
INKATHA FREEDOM PARTY


Adoption of E-Tolling Must Be Investigated

21 November 2013    

 

The IFP calls on the Public Protector to urgently investigate the processes that led to adoption of the urban tolling initiative.

 

IFP spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole, MP, said "Although the Minister of Transport has announced that next month e-tolls will start to operate, we are concerned about this implementation. As the IFP we are still convinced that it is still imperative for the Public Protector to investigate all the processes followed in order to reach the final stage. This e-tolling initiative will be a disaster for the poor, as they are the ones who will feel the brunt of e-tolling the most"

 

The introduction of e-tolling should be a lesson to people, that if you vote one party into power for many consecutive years, it will turn against them.

 

Sithole further stated that "We are also concerned about Cosatu, which is an ANC affiliate, and its opposition of e-tolling. Cosatu leaders are occupying positions in the ANC and their language on e-tolls is ambiguous; when they are with the ANC they support what the ANC is doing and when they are outside ANC ranks they oppose it. We cannot trust that Cosatu is fully against e-tolling. If Cosatu is totally against e-tolling it must show this by not campaigning for the ANC in the 2014 elections"

 

 

Issued by:

IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros Sithole MP, 079 311 9995

 

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IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675