DA calls for more e-toll investigations

Weekend reports revealed companies linked to the ANC might benefit from tolling contracts.

Pricing board for Sanral's e-tolling project.

JOHANNESBURG - There were fresh calls for the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) to disclose all the contracts involved in Gauteng's e-toll project on Monday, following a weekend report that companies linked to the African National Congress (ANC) will benefit from tolling contracts.

The companies include a catering company with links to ANC front company, Chancellor House, and an information technology firm owned by well-known ANC backer, Robert Gumede.

The Democratic Alliance’s (DA) Jack Bloom said the only way to allay suspicion about who will benefit from the project is by making the contracts public.

“I think they’re acting like they’re hiding something and the only way to prove that there’s nothing to hide is to make those subcontracts this week.”

The Pretoria High Court in April ruled for a Sanral interdict and restrained from levying and collecting tolls.