Makhura needs time to study e-toll report

Makhura will also consult with local and national government before releasing the report to the public.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura says he needs time to study the provincial e-toll report compiled by a panel, before releasing it to the public.

The panel was established in July to assess the system's socio-economic impact on motorists and the economy, and come up with recommendations.

Makhura received the report on Sunday, but said he needed to speak to local and national government on the way forward before releasing it.

During the four months that the panel heard submissions, there were any attempts to label it as a public relations exercise.

But the premier has given the assurance provincial government will consider each recommendation.

"Democracy can never be said to be a public relations exercise. There were many attempts to try and shoot down the panel and those attempts did not succeed."

The panel received input from the public, labour, business and political parties who were all opposed to the system.

Makhura says he will study the report and then table it to the Gauteng government.