OUTA has shared a statement by the Minister of Transport on the matter of the failure of e-tolls, and stated that these are things to remember when voting.
OUTA South Africa shared a statement issued by the Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula on Wednesday, 13 October 2021. This was in response to the minister’s statement stating that it is time for the government to admit that e-tolls have failed, as they have not consulted with motorists.
In the statement by the Department of Transport, Mbalula stated that he had noted claims to the effect that he had suggested that e-tolls could not be scrapped, calling such statements mischievous and at worst, malicious. He also noted that it is common cause that OUTA and the Gauteng government, amongst others, are opposed to e-tolls and that the department take into consideration these concerns as part of the process of finding a sustainable solution. Mbalula went on to state that the matter of e-tolls is one that cabinet is seized with and determined to resolve.
See the post below.
Interesting to see "Cabinet is seized" with #etolls. The dictionary explains it as "Totally stuck or immobile due to some substance or force. 2. Paralyzed, overcome, or strongly affected by something."
Time @GovernmentZA admit e-tolls failed because they didn't consult motorists https://t.co/rvZWEqD2v6
— OUTA (@OUTASA) October 13, 2021