Bakholelwa ukuthi uhulumeni ugaqele amavoti ngokuchitha ama-etolls 

Lubhalwe nguLungani Zungu

Izindaba zokuthi uhulumeni wase-Gauteng uzobuyisela imali yabashayeli abebekhokha isizumbulu sika-R6.9 billion wemali yama-etoll zithathwa kancane.

Selokhu kwethulwa lolu hlelo ngo-2013 abashayeli bezimoto bebekhala ngohide lwezinkinga  okuhlanganisa nezingqinamba ezingapheli. Iningi belincamela ukungakhokhi nhlobo.

Njengoba izikhalazo nokugxekwa kwanda, uNdunankulu wase-Gauteng, uPanyaza Lesufi umemezele ngenyanga edlule ukuthi lolu hlelo luzohoxiswa ekuqaleni kwalo nyaka.

Ubuye wengeza ngokuthi u-17% wabashayeli bezimoto esifundazweni abebekhokha imali yama-etoll bazobuyiselwa imali ebalahlekelile.

Kodwa akukacaci ukuthi abashayeli bazokhokhelwa kanjani nokuthi iziphi izindlela ezizosetshenziswa.

Inhlangano i-Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) iyona ebihola impi kwasekuqaleni ngokuba khona kwama-etolls.

Isikhulu esiphezulu se-Outa uWayne Duvenage sibuthuntu kulandela isithembiso sokuthi abashayeli bazobuyiselwa imali abayisebenzise kuma-etolls.

“Sisamile ekutheni isibalo  sabantu abasakhokhela ama-etolls bamosha imali yabo njengoba emancane amathuba okuthi bayithole futhi,” kusho uDuvenage esitatimendeni.

Ubuye wengeza wathi: “Eminyakeni embalwa edlule iziphathimandla ziveze izinsuku nezikhathi ezazibekiwe  zalolu hlelo olwalungasekho ukuba luchithwe, kodwa bahluleka ukufeza isithembiso sabo.

Isakhamuzi sase-Gauteng, uKatlego Radebe ungene ku-Twitter wagxeka uhulumeni wase-Gauteng.

“Leli yisu lepolitiki ngaphambi kokhetho ngonyaka ozayo. Bafuna ukuwina amavoti ngokuthi bazowachitha ama-etolls.”

UNgqongqoshe wezeziMali u-Enoch Godongwana umemezele ngesikhathi ethula inkulumo yesabelomali saphakathi nonyaka odlule ukuthi uhulumeni wase-Gauteng uzothatha u-30% wemali engu-R47 billion ekweletwa i-South African National Road Agency (Sanral).

I-Sanral iyinhlangano kaHulumeni ebhekele ukuphatha, ukugcinwa nokuthuthukiswa koxhaxha lwemigwaqo kazwelonke.

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