Road Accident Fund: Stop the Bill
Picture this: it’s a pleasant saturday evening and you’re taking a walk down the road to the shops. Suddenly out of nowhere some drunk fool veers off the road and slams his BMW into you. You break an arm, a leg, and your face is scarred for life. He’s rich and you are just a student.
Does the Road Accident Fund pay out? NO.
Can you sue him for pain and suffering, or even your medical costs? NO.
This is what the new RAF bill is proposing. Broken arms, legs and facial scarring will no longer be considered serious enough for the fund to pay out. And they are going to take away your common law right to sue the guilty party for compensation. How is this constitutional?
The govt feels they are losing too much money to road accident victims, so they are going to reduce payouts. And we already pay 31.5c on every litre of petrol to this fund. What for?
This bill proposes a blatant contravention of your rights. It is unfair, unconstitutional and unrealistic. Do your part to stop this bill and sign the online petition.
OK, now that i’ve done my bit for the day🙂
Yesterday I was talking about how zimbabwe’s rulers use the acquisition of white-owned farms as a lie to cover up acquisition of land for the government’s own use. In SA, land redistribution has so far taken the path that both the buyer and seller must agree to the terms of sale for the sale to go through, and the process is merely mediated by the government. Sounds fair, right? It would be if they were planning to keep it that way. The first seizure order on a white owned farm in SA has been delivered. The floodgates are official open. The government has seen how Mugabe has got away with it for so long without any real retaliation from africa or the world, and now they know they can go right ahead and do it too. Gotta love that constitution.
And Tony Yengeni, the one attempting to get his corruption sentence reduced so he can continue to serve in parliament, is in the news again. This time, a man fitting his description, driving a car registered to him, was spotted driving recklessly on all four rims down Marine Drive in Table View. He was apparently drunk. He eventually stopped, spoke to the people who reported the incident and had been following him, and to two security guards who were at the scene. They all agree that it was him. He then drove off before the police arrived. And this man wants to be allowed to continue to serve in public office. Brilliant. He hasn’t even been arrested yet. ‘An investigation is in progress’. Uhuh. Sure.