The IFP takes on E-tolls today in an effort to see them scrapped

The IFP takes on E-tolls today in an effort to see them scrapped

The Inkatha Freedom Party will be debating today to have E-tolls removed completely and have the current outstanding debt written off.

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The Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) has revealed its intentions to escalated the e-tolls debacle by tabling a motion to have them removed.

The IFP’s plan is due to be debated today by the City of Ekurhuleni Council today.

The party has said that, should they fail, it will call on society to occupy highways in Gauteng, especially those with e-tolls.

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Alco Ngobese, the Gauteng secretary for the party and Ekurhuleni councillor, said they will place pressure on government until it did away with the “unfriendly expensive e-tolls”.

“There’s no political will on the part of the ANC to do away with them, but the pressure we are going to exercise will show them we’re not playing.

“We hope the mayor will be on our side as we saw the same ANC toyi-toying not so long ago in Pretoria,” he said.

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Ngobese went on to say that his party had opposed e-tolls from the beginning and warned that they not only were irrational and unfeasible but put pressure on the poor.

The motion put forward by the IFP calls on Ekurhuleni mayor, Mzwandile Masina, to engage with provincial and national departments of transport to put an end to e-tolls and write off all the debt currently owed by road users.

Briefly.co.za reported earlier that The Organisation for Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) had pointed out that four out of five motorists are not paying their e-tolls and the system is clearly not working.

Outa’s Wayne Duvenage says that this latest announcement from Sanral proves that the social outcry and protests are bearing fruits. He believes that Sanral’s decision to scrap debts was an admission of failure on the part of the national roads agency.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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