Transport Minister, Dipuo Peters, has disclosed in Parliament that Gauteng municipalities owed the South African National Roads Agency a total of R2.4 million‚ triggering an outcry from politicians and glee from anti-tolling activists.
The Ekurhuleni Metro is the biggest offender with arrears of R1.838 million‚ followed by Tshwane (R351 644) Emfuleni Local Municipality (R127 685) and Lesedi Local Municipality (R111 000).
Ironically, all the councils are controlled by the African National Congress‚ which officially supports the new e-toll dispensation‚ announced in May. It contains significantly reduced tariffs.
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