Zuma is ‘disrespectful’ of judicial process

DA's transport shadow minister says his party will fight e-tolls tooth and nail. Pic: Courtesy of Democratic Alliance.

By Madimetja Mashishi

President Jacob Zuma’s signing into law of Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill, the so-called E-tolls Bill, into law today is ‘disrespectful of the judicial process’, says the Democratic Alliance’s Ian Ollis.

DA's transport shadow minister says his party will fight e-tolls tooth and nail. Pic: Courtesy of Democratic Alliance.
DA’s transport shadow minister says his party will fight e-tolls tooth and nail. Pic: Courtesy of Democratic Alliance.

“[Zuma] has insulted South Africans today by signing the Transport Laws and Related Matters Amendment Bill into law on the very day e-tolling is before the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA),” says Ollis, calliing Zuma’s actions ‘premature’.

Ollis has vowed that, should transport minister Hope Papo gazzete the signed Act, his party will not rest until the Act is pronounced null and void. “This is not the end. We have successfully stopped e-tolling where we govern, and can do so again elsewhere.” –seniorjournalism.com