Vavi threatens Government over new eTolls payment scheme

Zwelinzima Vavi, former General Secretary of Cosatu, says he will convene a civil society summit to discuss a possible challenge in court of Government’s plan to use car licenses to ensure people pay their eTolls.

This was one of many tweets Vavi fired off in response to Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa's announcement today about the future of the eTolls project in Gauteng.

We interviewed Daniel Silke, Political Analyst and Director of Political Futures Consultancy, who today tweeted:

“Added layer of bureaucracy & compliance through new license conditions re #etoll payment may be the achilles heel of #Ramaphosa plan.”

Scroll down to listen to the audio.

This won’t relieve objections to the entire system. Linking non-payment to vehicle licenses puts a negative spin on what could otherwise have been good news. The goodwill Government was looking hasn’t been created.

Daniel Silke, Political Analyst and Director of Political Futures Consultancy

This is politically very risky for Government. This is very heavy handed.

Daniel Silke, Political Analyst and Director of Political Futures Consultancy

This could lead to an increase in license fraud.

Daniel Silke, Political Analyst and Director of Political Futures Consultancy

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