Peters threatens to dump e-tolls panel

Peters threatens to dump e-tolls panel

2014-11-04 14:28

Pretoria - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Tuesday said she and her team would withdraw from the e-tolls review panel proceedings if they were "taken on".

Posing questions to Peters and the transport department, a legal expert on the panel said he would reserve some of his questions for SA National Roads Agency Limited CEO Nazir Alli to "take him on" to answer his questions.

"I don't think we came here for those type of things," Peters responded.

"We didn't know we were here for a judicial process," said Peters, adding they could also have brought their own lawyers.

"If that is the approach that some people will be 'taken on', then chairperson, I don't think we will go ahead," she said before continuing to respond to the panel's questions.

The panel, sitting in Pretoria, was appointed by Gauteng premier David Makhura in July to examine the economic and social impact of the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and the e-tolling system set up to fund it.

The panel was expected to present its findings to Makhura at the end of the month.

Peters told the panel the e-tolling system was "not a perfect solution but doing nothing was not an option". She urged motorists to continue paying their e-toll bills, saying it was the "responsible thing to do".

The transport department and Sanral were expected to make presentations to the panel over the next three days.

  • Made-inthe South - 2014-11-04 14:30

    E-trolls,arms deal and the coming R1 Trillion Russian nuclear deal have something in common.It is how ZANC is making money out of us.Politicians take their cut and 10% goes to ZANC as a party.The only way to stop it,is to not pay for it

      Zimbawean - 2014-11-04 14:33

      "Responsible" ! Do they even know the meaning !!

      Revelgen - 2014-11-04 16:11

      Ha ha, the ANC is learning from the EFF - 'we will walk out.' Facing the truth is a major problem for the ANC.

      Ian Flack - 2014-11-04 16:31

      It's called "running away", as a President has set by good example....

  • Made-inthe South - 2014-11-04 14:31

    Very quick to hide behind the ol lawyer ne?

  • Konstabel Koekemoer - 2014-11-04 14:43

    Typical ANC attitude, they don't like to be challenged ... of course when you have no integrity and little intelligence it is very uncomfortable to answer any questions on a nonsensical and corrupt system.

  • Mariah Prudy Mahlangu - 2014-11-04 14:51

    Ignorance makes most men go into a political party, and shame keeps them from getting out of it.

  • Henk Venter - 2014-11-04 14:54

    So, Peters, because government is stealing from us, keep on paying is the right thing to do? YOU resigning - THAT is the right thing to do!!

  • Tanya Dixon - 2014-11-04 14:55

    I bet you have to rub peanut butter inside your lips to remember to open your mouth to breathe.....

  • Nin Ja Kitty - 2014-11-04 14:55

    As I have said before. There needs to be a legal limit on people's stupidity, especially in the case of Ms Peters.

  • MarkH - 2014-11-04 14:59

    The e-tolls are where your pension funds are invested, Ms Peters. You know it, we know it and you know that we know it. This is the reason you need them to work but take it from me - WE DON'T CARE. We're waiting for it to fail, and fail it will, because you idiots have stuffed the entire country up and soon, very soon at the rate things are going, your pension fund is going to be the least of your problems as the masses become more militant and more angry.

  • Henk Venter - 2014-11-04 15:03

    O ja Peters, forget to mention, see you are following the footsteps of your beloved president......

  • Thamsanqa Khumalo - 2014-11-04 15:03

    Mrs Peters,I read on the ENCA website that you said the public were consulted extensively before the implimentation on the E-tolls,I put it to you that this was a figment of your imagination and it never even began to happen honourable Minister of transport.

  • Johan Claassens - 2014-11-04 15:26

    Ooh Peters, you have no idea how many people would like to " TAKE YOU ON" about E-tolls!!

  • Mirko Zan - 2014-11-04 15:38

    Minister of a banana republic.Enough said!

  • Henry Kruger - 2014-11-04 15:45

    Let the law take its course then. Serve me a summons, then arrest me. Place me in jail, but remember a cushy one because my rights cant be trampled on. Then I cannot earn to drive on the roads in any case. Of course the missed income tax from me including VAT from my spending is gone. Then I get fed by government. Come and arrest me please.

      Sydwell Mabitsela - 2014-11-04 15:54

      that i second

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