ANC Gauteng renews calls for scrapping of e-tolls

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    It says residents are already over-taxed, labelling tolling as a burden.

    ANC Gauteng spokesperson Bones Modise said the ANC in Gauteng wants the e-tolls to be scrapped. Modise said alternative solutions would be considered by the regional branch of the party as they arise.

    Meanwhile, Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula said government is considering alternatives to dealing with Gauteng e-tolls. Mbalula said e-tolls won’t be implemented in terms of the current scheme.

    Delivering his medium-term budget, Finance Minister Tito Mboweni said e-tolls will not be scrapped.

    “Government has decided to retain the user-pay principle. While there will be a further dispensation and value‐added services, compliance will also be strengthened,” said Mboweni.

    He continued to state that not paying for e-tolls has resulted in the deterioration of Gauteng roads and an inability to maintain the network.

    Source:eNCA