No e-toll referendum, Makhura says
The premier says govt will support the findings and recommendations of the e-tolls advisory panel.
He said the provincial government would instead support the findings and recommendations made by the e-tolls advisory panel.
The premier was answering questions posed by opposition parties in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature in Johannesburg.
Makhura pleaded with Members of the Provincial Legislature (MPLs) to respect the intergovernmental process led by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Democratic Alliance (DA) and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) MPLs say they won't back down when calling for a referendum to canvass the views of Gauteng motorists.
The premier quickly dismissed this.
"As government, we are doing everything in our power to implement the panel's recommendations through an intergovernmental consultation process."
Government is still seeking to find the most affordable system that will benefit both government and motorists, Makhura assured the legislature.
The e-tolls panel earlier this year found the Gauteng tolling system was too expensive.
The premier appointed the panel last year to assess the socioeconomic impact the multi-billion rand project had on motorists and businesses.