E-Tolls: Gauteng Residents Still Awaiting a Resolution Amidst Ongoing Challenges

E-Tolls Dilemma Persists in Gauteng Amidst Ongoing Challenges

The Democratic Alliance (DA) highlights the continuing uncertainty surrounding the e-Tolls issue in Gauteng, as residents face economic hardships exacerbated by various challenges.

E-Tolls Decision: A Year Later

Almost a year ago, Premier Panyaza Lesufi announced the scrapping of e-Tolls.

However, recent revelations in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) indicate that only a steering committee has been established, and there is no financial model in place to address Gauteng’s debt related to e-Tolls.

DA’s Concerns and Lack of Transparency

Fred Nel MPL, DA Gauteng Shadow MEC for Roads and Transport, expresses concern about the lack of a clear timeline for concluding discussions on ending e-Tolls.

He also raises questions about the transparency of the process and the growing e-Toll debt as the gantries remain operational.

Residents’ Opposition to E-Tolls

Nel emphasizes that residents never consented to the e-Toll system, and the DA will continue to advocate for their interests, ensuring that funds intended for service delivery are not diverted to settle the undisclosed e-Toll debt.

The fate of e-Tolls in Gauteng remains uncertain, with ongoing challenges affecting residents and the unresolved financial aspects of the system.

The DA vows to persist in its efforts to address this issue on behalf of Gauteng’s residents.