Sanral: Respect the law and accept e-tolls

Sanral has called on Gauteng motorists to accept that e-tolling is a legitimate system.

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli. Picture: Sapa

JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says those who are opposing e-tolling are creating a culture of incitement and lawlessness.

Hundreds of motorists took part in a protest against the multi-billion rand e-tolling network on Saturday in Johannesburg.

Just over a month after e-tolling was launched in Gauteng, some motorists are still adamant they will not buy into the project.

Sanral CEO Nazir Alli says those opposing e-tolls should start respecting the rule of the law.

"Now that the courts have pronounced on this thing, let's show some respect for our democracy and for the rule of law."

While Alli describes Saturday's protest against e-tolling as creating an atmosphere of disorder, he says nearly a million people have already registered for e-tags which shows that the system is legitimate.

"We have 960,000 people who are already registered on this system."

Sanral says people who continue to protest against e-tolling need to accept that the courts have ruled in favour of it.

Meanwhile, opposition parties including the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) and the Democratic Alliance (DA) have made it clear they are opposed to the controversial system.