South Africa 2.10.2014 12:42 pm

DA’s e-toll protesters want committee findings tabled in Parly

FILE PICTURE: The toll gantry near the Van Buuren offramp of the N12  in Bedfordview, 31 July 2013. Picture: Neil McCartney

FILE PICTURE: The toll gantry near the Van Buuren offramp of the N12 in Bedfordview, 31 July 2013. Picture: Neil McCartney

The DA has demanded that the findings of Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s e-toll review committee be recognised by the Department of Transport.

“We stand outside as the Minister hides inside,” said shadow transport minister Manny De Freitas to a 100 strong DA crowd clad in blue, picketing outside the department of transport in Pretoria in protest of e-tolls.

The DA said as Transport Minister Dipuo Peters won’t recognise the provincials committee, it shows that the government does not care about its people.

DA parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane called for the findings and recommendations be tabled in parliament.

Maimane said Peters was accountable to the Constitution and that if she did not recognise the committee, she would be disregarding the law of the land.

The DA also called for Makhura to take the matter to court if the findings of the review panel were not recognised.

The official opposition party said the alternative to the e-tolling system would be a revised fuel levy.

The crowd were chanting and singing a variety songs and holding signs calling for passer-by’s’ to hoot if they wanted an e-toll free Gauteng.

Maimane said they were now awaiting for the ministers response.

 

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