You don't understand IsiZulu, hey! You got AK47s
on your mama: Thaa-thaa, thaa-thaa! [Laughter.] Hon Deputy Chairperson, for all the protestations of Minister 'Fix It' about war rooms and the like, to fix the Department of Transport, all he has achieved is a budget that bails out foreign interest and ignores the plight of commuters in South Africa.
The department has underspent by a massive R640 million. These are funds that should have been allocated to fixing roads, railway infrastructure and improving and seeking new mobility functions. This has resulted in the massive decline in commuters using the department' services with receipts dropping from R226 million to R112 million. This sadly reflects the cost of confidence and the ability of government to provide safe, reliable and sustainable transport solutions.
To make matters worse, the department has since said to transfer a whooping R5,8 billion from the Passenger Rail Agency of SA, Prasa, to the SA National Roads Agency, Sanral, over the last two years.
What is the purpose of this transfer? Not road infrastructure, but to plug the e-tolls debt at the expense of restoring rail