SCRAPPING OF E-TOLLS IN HANDS NATIONAL GOVT, SAYS GAUTENG PREMIER’S OFFICE

NEWTOWN – Gauteng Premier David Makhura’s office says that removing the controversial e-toll system is beyond his control as its’s solely up to national government to decide.

Earlier this week African National Congress (ANC) deputy chair Panyaza Lesufi told Eyewitness News that the system will not exist in its current form in the next six months.

Democratic Alliance in Gauteng on Wednesday marched to Makhura’s office asking him to lodge an intergovernmental dispute with the finance and transport ministers to stop e-tolls.

Makhura’s spokesperson Thabo Masebe said the premier did but it’s now up to President Cyril Ramaphosa to decide.

Makhura took a jab at Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga, saying he used the e-toll issue to get into government, “He can’t run a metro and think he can run a complex province like Gauteng.”

He added, “The people of Gauteng will punish you come next year’s elections.”

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