The e-tolls, which are nothing more than another weapon to cripple our poor and most vulnerable, must be scrapped. The IFP remains ardently opposed to all forms of e-tolling and appeals to the Minister to relook this issue.
In the Government Gazette, published last Thursday, the department said that a further 1,535,7 km of Limpopo's road network would now fall under Sanral management, after the province was unable to manage maintenance and repairs. Limpopo now becomes the third province to give up its network to Sanral. Sanral now maintains more than 21,200 km of our road infrastructure. Why is our provincial department of transport failing to manage the repairs and maintenance of its provincial roads? This must be addressed by the Minister.
We support the budget in order to see an improvement in our transport network.
Ngqongqoshe, kunento eyodwa nje engiyicelayo; ngicela ungenelele kule nkinga yalo mgwaqo osuka eSilutshana oya e-Kranskop ongamakhilomitha ayi- 170. Lo mngwaqo ubulale othisha bebuya kofundisa ekolishi lokuqhubezela imfundo noqeqesho [FET colleges] eliseNquthu ngonyaka odlule. Lo mngwaqo usubaqedile abantu. Ngiyabonga. (Translation of isiZulu paragraph follows.)
[Minister, there is only one thing that I'm requesting; will you please intervene in the matter regarding the road from Silutshana to Kranskop which is about 170km. Teachers who were coming from the FET College in Nqutu died on this road last year. Many people have also died on this road. Thank you.]
I thank you.