Mashaba slams ‘harassment’ of motorists over e-toll payments

Herman Mashaba says he will not allow motorists to be harassed about e-tolls in his city.

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JOHANNESBURG - Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba says he will not allow motorists to be harassed about e-tolls in his city.

Mashaba gave his inaugural speech in the council meeting earlier today.

Since 2014, many Gauteng motorists have complained that Johannesburg Metro Police officers have stopped them on the roads to check if they have e-tags.

And although South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has previously denied this, Mashaba says he will not allow motorists to be harassed for not subscribing to the system.

"I have received a commitment for Johannesburg Metro Police Department that there will be no harassment of motorists about outstanding e-toll payments."



Before he became mayor, Mashaba signed a pledge promising to intensify the Democratic Alliance's fight to have e-tolls scrapped.

He says that promise still stands.