Makhura deems e-tolls as 'milking old cow' in Sopa debate

Makhura says while he welcomes all constructive criticism he feels most of the debate was reduced to insults.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura says opposition parties are 'milking an old cow' by constantly bringing up e-tolls.

Makhura was responding to a debate by Members of the Provincial Legislature over his State of the Province Address (Sopa) earlier this week.

He says while he welcomes all constructive criticism, he feels most of the debate was reduced to insults.

The premier has welcomed some of the criticism made by opposition parties and says he will look into matters of concern.

"We have accepted the criticism from the opposition on where they think we can do more on drought and education."

He says he wasn't surprised when the opposition brought up e-tolls again.

"They are over milking this cow because they couldn't deal with all the other issues we were dealing with."

Makhura says his government has done its best to address the matter.