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Gauteng: We're not in any fight with Govt

Gauteng's provincial govt says it has no conflict with national govt over e-tolls.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture:Vumani Mkhize/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Gauteng provincial government has said it's not in any fight with national government over e-tolls, after Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said she would not follow any recommendations from the Gauteng e-tolls review panel.

On Monday the minister said there was no review of the user pay system and that the panel would report only to Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

The Gauteng provincial government's Thabo Masebe says Makhura has made no decision about the future of e-tolls.

"What the premier decides to do on the basis of the advice that he will receive from the panel is what he would have to decide. He hasn't decided - he hasn't made any decisions."

Masebe says there's no conflict with national government over this issue.

"The Gauteng provincial government does not disagree in any way with the national government. We're not in any fights whatsoever with national government."

While Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) head Wayne Duvenage says this isn't about what government wants.

"Yes, government can say it's going to continue with e-tolling but the people aren't going to continue with e-tolling and cannot raise the funds, what then?"

He also says the fuel levy is a use and pay system.

The Gauteng premier criticised the e-toll system before he became premier.

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