New anti-e-toll billboards coming

The Democratic Alliance (DA) announced that the party’s premier candidate for Gauteng, Mmusi Maimane, will unveil new anti-e-tolling billboards as well as a message for Gauteng voters.

This comes after Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced that e-tolls will commence on 3 December 2013 on Gauteng’s highways.

Peters also slated the DA for their previous anti-e-tolling billboard campaign, calling them cowards.

“[These are] people who don’t have the decency to actually acknowledge what the ANC government has delivered in this country,” she 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, which poke fun at the African National Congress and its role in the electronic tolling saga.

Last week, the DA submitted papers to the High Court. The party is of the view that the “e-tolling” Bill was incorrectly passed by Parliament and signed into law by President Jacob Zuma. The party believes that it was incorrectly tagged and should be declared unconstitutional.

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