JOHANNESBURG – Gauteng African National Congress (ANC) deputy chairperson Panyaza Lesufi has given frustrated motorists an assurance that within the next six months the current e-toll funding model will no longer exist.
Last month, the ANC in Gauteng marched with civil society organisations to the Union Buildings to call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to scrap e-tolls and replace it with another model.
Exactly five years ago today, the e-toll gantries went live, sparking widespread anger over a perceived lack of consultation.
After half a decade of protests, refusals to pay e-toll bills and threats of court action, the ANC in Gauteng is making fresh promises that a deadline has been set by which an alternative funding model will be announced to the public.
Lesufi refuses to disclose the specific details, only giving motorists the assurance that on a political level government is dealing with the matter behind the scenes.