JOHANNESBURG – South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli’s resignation has caught the ruling party by surprise.
The agency made the announcement on Tuesday morning, but declined to give any interviews on the issue.
Sanral also refused to comment on what led to Alli's departure.
ANC spokesperson Keith Khoza said they did not see his resignation coming.
He said the ANC will respect Alli’s decision.
Khoza said they trust Sanral to do the right thing, when asked if the ANC is worried by the lack of transparency around the CEO’s exit.
Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance (DA) said it hoped Alli’s resignation was not an attempt to escape responsibility.
The opposition party said it will push for him to address Parliament.
Late in April, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria granted an interdict to stop the controversial Gauteng e-tolling project, pending the outcome of a full review.
(Edited by Zethu Zulu)