JOHANNESBURG - There are increasing calls for South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli to explain his sudden resignation.
In a surprise announcement on Tuesday morning, the agency revealed that it has accepted the CEO’s resignation.
But Sanral declined to give any reasons for Alli’s departure.
The company said it has nothing to add to its brief statement on the issue.
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 legal review.
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA)’s Wayne Duvenage said the court ruling probably played a role.
He said the case was a catalyst to Alli’s resignation.
The Democratic Alliance’s Ian Ollis said he will ask Parliament to call Sanral to give a full explanation.
Some organisations have labeled Alli as an “arrogant dictator”, while others reflected on his achievements.
Earlier, the ANC said Alli’s decision to leave the agency took them by surprise.
Spokesperson Keith Khoza said they will respect his decision.
(Edited by Zethu Zulu)