The billboards erected along Johannesburg’s highways next to e-toll gantries are the work of cowards, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on Monday.
[These are] people who don’t have the decency to actually acknowledge what the ANC government has delivered in this country, said at The New Age’s business breakfast in Midrand. [They] want to focus on one aspect and turn an important infrastructure of the economic hub of South Africa... into a gimmick.
The DA commissioned the billboards, visible along the N3 and N1 highways, and which poke fun at the African National Congress and its role in the electronic tolling saga. The message on them reads: E-tolls. Proudly brought to you by the ANC.
E-tolls were conceived under the watch of an ANC minister, supported by an ANC executive in Gauteng, passed into law by an ANC Parliament and signed, sealed and delivered by an ANC president, the Democratic AIliance’s Gauteng premier candidate Mmusi Maimane said.
Peters said people who did this did not have a place in South Africa. We really don’t have time for such people, she said.
Earlier, Peters said e-tolling in Gauteng would probably be implemented by the end of the year.