Rorisang Kgosana
Premium Journalist
4 minute read
3 Mar 2021
1:13 pm

ANC vs ANC on e-tolls: We’ve seen this fight before

Rorisang Kgosana

Some stakeholders and analysts question why the provincial branch of the ANC only appears to become vocal about the contentious issue when elections are on the horizon.

Unpopular and controversial. The vast majority of road users have rejected e-tolls.

The ANC's internal battle over whether e-tolls in Gauteng should be scrapped appears to have been revived, with the party’s Gauteng region once again strongly opposing the tolls. Some stakeholders and analysts, however, question why the provincial branch of the ANC only appears to become vocal about the contentious issue when elections are on the horizon. Gauteng MEC of transport Jacob Mamabolo on Tuesday reiterated the province’s rejection of the failing tolling system, stating that they were working with the national government to halt its implementation. He said submissions were made to the President and ministers of Finance and Transport...