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Makhura: Continue paying for e-tolls

David Makhura said e-tolling will be examined by a panel to determine the impact since its implementation.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture:Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng premier David Makhura said motorists must continue to pay their e-toll bills despite a decision to review the system.

The premier announced during his State of the Province Address yesterday that the e-tolls system will be examined by a panel to determine its impact since it was implemented in December.

The Gauteng provincial government is concerned the escalating e-toll debt could impact the country's credit position and that's why Makhura took the urgent step to review the model.

Makhura said the panel will have to find a lasting solution to lay the e-tolling issue to rest which suits all the affected parties.

"The only way is to have a panel to review it."

The premier urged political parties and civil society to work together during this process and put the people first.

Meanwhile, Congress of South African Trade Unions General Secretary Zwelinzima Vavi on Friday said he can smell victory in the fight against Gauteng e-tolls.

Vavi said this is clearly the beginning of the end for e-tolls.

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