'No bad blood between ANC and Sanral'

The ruling party in the province has made submissions to the e-toll assessment panel.

An e-toll gantry on the N1 in Johannesburg. Picture: Christa Eybers/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - The African National Congress (ANC) in Gauteng says there is no conflict between South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and the provincial government, although it believes the system must be replaced with an alternative model.

The ruling party in the province has made submissions to the assessment panel probing the impact of the multi-billion rand project.

The provincial ANC wants a fuel levy or a vehicle licence fee to pay for the debt and new road infrastructure.

The party in Gauteng says the provincial government does not have a problem with Sanral.

But at the ruling party's provincial elective conference earlier this month it gave a stern warning to the roads agency that it doesn't run the country.

ANC Gauteng chairperson Paul Mashatile says although original agreements between provincial government and Sanral relating to e-tolls were not kept, he believes the issue can be resolved.

"We don't want to go back to e-tolls. Within a reviewed model there should be cooperation."