Chairperson, first of all, the IFP supports the Budget, but this department and government continue to support projects at the direct expense of the poor and the most vulnerable. E-tolling in Gauteng proceeds at the expense of consumers because of the ineptitude, greed and corruption of a few. It is wholly unnecessary. People living in Gauteng and soon the rest of South Africa will be following forms of indirect tax. Looking forward, through the paying of tolls, increasing travelling costs, increasing prices of goods, food and services, e-tolls will impact the greatest on the poorest of the poor and the most vulnerable.
The people of this country do not want e-toll, yet the government which is meant to represent them does not listen to their outcry.
What do the members of the ANC, the SA Communist Party, SACP, Cosatu and the SA National Civic Organisation, Sanco, who are living in Gauteng, say to their constituency members, the people who elected them into power and those who are no longer represented by them?
In South Africa, approximately 40 people die every day due to road accidents. This adds up to approximately 14 000 people dying annually. It has been said that South Africa's mortality rate of 28% per 100 citizens dying as a result of road fatalities is regrettably amongst the highest in the world. What are we doing to prevent this? Among the most prevalent human causes of vehicle accidents are alcohol abuse, pedestrian jay- walking, passengers and drivers not using safety belts, excessive speed, dangerous overtaking and poor driving. Compliance with the law remains a huge challenge ... [Time expired.]