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"
IFP Spokesperson on Transport, Mr Petros
Sithole MP, 079 311 9995
For media queries contact:
IFP Parliamentary Media Liaison Officer, Mr
Phendulani Biyase, 073 024 5675