Marizka Coetzer
3 minute read
28 May 2021
5:03 am

Stop wasting our time: The e-tolls torment drags on

Marizka Coetzer

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula was supposed to present his ideas to parliament this month, but that also hasn’t happened.

File picture. An E-toll gantry is seen along the N1 near Roodepoort, 28 February 2021. Picture: Michel Bega

The on again/off again e-toll torment, which continues to haunt Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula, was given new life when Gauteng MEC of Transport Jacob Mamabolo said on radio yesterday the provincial transport department was “already living in the post-e-tolls period”. Except, there was no actual resolution yet for the e-tolls to be scrapped. “We already believe any announcement is imminent … but [Cabinet] ministers have talked about ‘good news’,” Mamabolo told Stephen Grootes on SAFM about the scrapping former transport ministers Blade Nzimande, Dipuo Peters and Joe Maswanganyi failed to resolve. “Good news means we are looking to a completely...