Sanral welcomes Zuma’s take on e-tolls

Sanral says support from Zuma amplifies its campaign to get motorists registered for e-tolls.

Jacob Zuma says Johannesburg roads are of an international standard and road users must pay up. Picture: GCIS

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has welcomed President Jacob Zuma's call for motorists to buy e-tags.

The president caused controversy on Monday night after saying that e-tolling will benefit the country's economy and critics should stop 'thinking like Africans in Africa'.

He went on to say that Johannesburg's highways were not like some national roads in Malawi.

Sanral, however, says support from the country's first citizen amplifies their campaign to get motorists registered.

Zuma also said the proposal to exempt students from the system would be examined.

E-tolling is due to be launched before the end of this year.