‘Vote Lesufi on e-toll lies’


There are many contradictions in the statements by Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi and the Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, about the abolition of the e-toll system in Gauteng.

Lesufi said in his provincial speech last week that the e-toll gates will be deactivated by the end of next month, a statement that was contradicted just two days later in Godongwana’s budget speech.

According to the finance minister, Gauteng did not meet the necessary criteria to do away with e-toll.

“The abolition of the e-toll system has been exposed as a lie and for that the ANC and Prime Minister Lesufi must be voted out,” says Vuyiswa Ramokgopa, Rise Mzansi’s Gauteng premier candidate.

The situation just emphasizes how important accountability in government and credible information to the residents of Gauteng is, says Ramokgopa.

“The spread of false promises only exacerbates the challenges our province is already facing. It is important that the residents of Gauteng stiffen their backs against such deception and manipulation.”

Ramokgopa says leaders like Lesufi must be held accountable for their actions – and that includes going to vote on May 29 for leaders who prioritize the well-being of the province. “The disarray in the provincial and national structures of the ANC government shows what we all know: the ANC is committed to vote-getting, not effective government. We cannot afford to sit back while the economic prosperity of Gauteng is put at risk by self-serving individuals posing as leaders.”