CT tolling not likely to go ahead

The Western Cape Transport MEC doesn’t see the Winelands toll project being implemented.

Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle

CAPE TOWN - Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle says he doesn't believe the South African National Roads Agency Limited's controversial N1/N2-Winelands toll highway project will be implemented.

In May, the City of Cape Town won a High Court order halting the project from going ahead until its review application is heard.

Earlier this week the Supreme Court of Appeal refused a bid to stop e-tolling in Gauteng and government says proposed tariffs will be advertised soon.

Carlisle says tolling in the Western Cape is not likely to go ahead as construction hasn't even started yet.

"I am satisfied that the legal side is going well, that there will not be Winelands toll roads. But we also treat it as a political matter. If you want toll roads, vote for the ANC."