- The group that protested against the ANC's e-toll system were ironically members of the ANC
- Members of OUTA joined in the protests as well, demanding that e-tolls be scrapped
- Gauteng's premier, David Makhura, was at the front of the protesting group
In a protest that was very ironic, a group of ANC members protested against its own party. The group protested in Pretoria at the Union Buildings over e-tolls and was led by Gauteng Premier David Makhura.
The protesting ANC members were joined by alliance partners like OUTA (Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse), who are against the paying of e-tolls. This comes after Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said South Africans need to pay their e-toll bills.
According to a report by EWN, the SA National Roads Agency has a debt of billions because South Africans refuse to pay their e-toll bills.
Solly Msimanga of the Democratic Alliance feels there should be more pressure placed on Transport Minister Blade Nzimande. He can scrap e-tolls. The DA found it ironic that the ANC had to protest against its own party.
We find it very ironic that this is a march against its own government that implemented the e-tolls without consulting the people of Gauteng.
The ANC says that people simply cannot pay their e-tolls and the government must find alternative models.
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