John Moodey MPL
DA Gauteng Provincial Leader
The DA will today file an application in terms of the Public Access to Information Act (PAIA) to obtain a copy of the report on the socio-economic impact of e-tolls on the people of Gauteng.
This follows after Gauteng Premier David Makhura submitted to pressure from ANC headquarters, and chose not to table the report for public perusal and comment in the Gauteng Legislature last week.
What premier Makhura and Luthuli House conveniently forget is that the review panel conducted its hearings at the expense of public funds, and the public have the right of access to a report that directly affects their lives.
By failing to make the report public, premier Makhura chose to side with his political masters, despite his 30 September promise of “If needs be, I am prepared to stick with the people of Gauteng”.
The DA will not abandon the people of Gauteng, and we will continue with our fight until e-tolls are scrapped.