22 May 2013
Yesterday the IFP rejected the approved
Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill which was
subsequently passed by the Parliamentary Select Committee on
IFP Member of Parliament, Prince
Muntukaphiwana Zulu, said, "As the IFP, we are totally opposed to
this Bill. The people have not been properly consulted on
E-tolling. The residents of Gauteng have every right to be upset
about this bill."
"The Bill will provide additional powers to
collect money from road users and empower the Cross-Border Road
Transport Agency to collect toll on behalf of SANRAL. While
there have been grievances about the harshness and unfairness of
the e-tolling system to the poor residents and citizens of
Gauteng, government persistently argues the system is a
necessity and is going ahead with the E-tolling regardless of
the citizen," said Prince Zulu.
The IFP is also on record as opposing the
establishment of any toll or ramp plazas within KZN to offset
funding of the N2 corridor from Amanzimtoti to the Eastern Cape.
SANRAL and the Department of Transport must look at other
options to fund the construction of this programme.
Issued by: IFP NCOP Member, Prince
Muntukaphiwana Zulu, MP, 082 215 0089
IFP Parliamentary Caucus' Media Liaison
Officer, Mr PhendulaniBiyase, 073 024 5675