ANC government mum over e-Tolls, contract extension

Issued by Fred Nel MPL – DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Transport
20 Jan 2020 in Press Statements

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng is deeply concerned that the ANC government is mum about the future of e-Tolls despite numerous promises that it will eradicate them.

The ANC government can no longer be trusted in handling the e-Toll matter as they seem to be unable to come to an agreement amongst themselves.

Various leaders in the ANC and in government have made conflicting statements and promises yet nothing has materialised.

This indecisiveness has resulted in the extension of the e-Toll contract, which expired at the start of December last year, for another three months.

This government has missed yet another opportunity to scrap e-Tolls because it is unable to come up with a tangible solution.

Gauteng residents cannot be fooled by these delay tactics that have a huge impact on their pockets.

For the longest time the DA has been against e-Tolls as it is negatively impacting on the residents of Gauteng.

We have proposed that a portion of the fuel levy be used to pay for e-Tolls but instead it is now being used to bail out failing State-Owned Enterprises.

The DA will continue to put pressure on ANC government to scrap e-Tolls.