The FF Plus has taken note of the statements of the minister of transport, Ms. Dipuo Peters, that the e-tolls system is legal, but drastically differs from her as the merits of the court cases brought by Outa and TAG have not been heard by a court of law, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson on Transport says.
Adv. Alberts says the cases were rejected by the courts on technical points.
Adv. Alberts says the FF Plus finds it strange that the minister has decided to participate in the evaluation panel’s work when she has criticised the composition of the panel and she is on record for saying that the panel is not a legitimate body.
“The fact that the national ANC government, despite its own provincial government in Gauteng’s views, is still not accepting the fact that the system has consistently on average been rejected by Gauteng residents proves the lack of political, humanist and democratic insight of the national government.
“The minister’s submission that there aren’t any funds to pay for the upgrade of roads in any other way is contemptuous of ordinary taxpayers and road users as there is clearly enough money for corruption and maladministration through which billions of rand are lost annually.
“TAG still intends to eventually test the legality of the system in court as soon as the opportune moment presents itself,” Adv. Alberts says.
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