'No uncertainty over e-tolls'

Parliament’s transport portfolio chair has warned people not to create confusion about e-tolls.

Parliament’s transport portfolio chair Dikeledi Magadzi has warned people not to create confusion about e-tolls.Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN"

CAPE TOWN - The chairman of the Transport Portfolio Committee in Parliament is warning people not to deliberately create confusion about e-tolls.

Last month, Gauteng Premier David Makhura announced plans to set up a panel to investigate the impact of electronic tolling on several of the province's highways.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) are also calling for a full parliamentary review of the system.

Dikeledi Magadzi says people shouldn't behave as though there is uncertainty around e-tolls.

She says the Gauteng premier's announcement shouldn't be used by so-called 'opportunists' who want to sabotage government programmes.

Magadzi says the review task team is a matter of government and would definitely look at an alternative funding model for the project.

Meanwhile Transport Minister Dipuo Peters says she is willing to engage Makhura on his plans.

"Remember we did say that within the first year we will do an evaluation of the lessons that we drew from the implementation."

The controversial project went live in December after months of legal wrangling, protests and calls for civil disobedience.