Gauteng premier commits to scrapping e-tolls

July 2, 2019

VAAL TRIANGLE - Gauteng Premier David Makhura yesterday committed to making good on his commitment to scrapping the hugely unpopular urban tolling system, e-tolls. The premier was delivering his first state of the province address (Sopa) since the convening of the sixth parliament, saying he is prepared to contribute money from Gauteng’s government to help finalise the end of the unpopular system. Sanral is unable to collect e-toll fees as Gauteng motorists continue boycotting the user-pay system since its launch in 2013. The state roads agency suspended the process of pursuing e-toll debt from defaulting motorists in March this year, ahead of the May 8 general elections. However, the e-tolls remained in place. Makhura yesterday said the Gauteng government’s position has not changed and they remain determined to ensure that e-tolls are not part of the future of the province. He further said they anxiously await the finalisation of details by the national government on the mechanics of settling the debt. 
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