Fikile Mbalula falls foul of the EFF over support for E-tolls

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- briefly.co.za | 3 weeks ago

- The EFF has renewed calls for e-tolls to be scrapped- Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has called on people to pay their e-toll tariffs and fines- Mbalula sees e-tolls as a solution to congestion and a way to promote public transportTransport Minister Fikile Mbalula has come under fire from the radical political party the EFF (Economic Freedom Fighters) after he publicly voiced his support for e-tolls and called on people to pay their tariff fees.

Mbalula has taken a firm position in favour of e-tolls after years of sitting on the fence on the matter. He cited that e-tolls are necessary to pay for the roads and a means to ease traffic on the roads while promoting the use of public transport.Briefly.co.za learned that the Transport Minister made these comments after his first-ever ride on the Gautrain on Friday.

The EFF is unhappy with Mbalula's statement and has called the Gauteng Premier David Makhura out for breaking his promise on ending e-tolls.

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