We have no power to delete e-toll



Last week, while answering Parliament, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande revealed that more than 15,000 motorists have received a call for outstanding debts.

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JOHANNESBURG – The government of Gauteng says that although it would like to see e-tolls being scrapped, it is not up to the province to call.

Last week, while answering Parliament, Transport Minister Blade Nzimande revealed that more than 15,000 motorists have received a call for outstanding debts.

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In July, the provincial ANC announced plans to abolish the disastrous system, with Prime Minister David Makhura admitting that it failed.

The Gauteng spokesperson, Thabo Masebe, says that the e-toll system has been introduced by the national government, so that the province does not have the power to delete it.

"The government of Gauteng has made its position clear, but we do not run or operate the e-toll system, which is a project of the national government and can only be canceled by them."

Masebe also says that Gauteng has no control over who is called by road agency Sanral.

"I can not talk about the costs of Sanral and the operation of the e-toll, which has to be sent to the national government."

He says that Makhura and President Cyril Ramaphosa agree that something needs to be done, but there is no plan yet.

(Edited by Shimoney Regter)


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