Makhura confident of a Gauteng future without e-tolls

Gauteng Premier David Makhura said he has appointed Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo in a bid to do away with e-tolls.

Gauteng Premier David Makhura. Picture: @GautengProvince/Twitter

JOHANNESBURG - Gauteng Premier David Makhura said he has appointed Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo in a bid to do away with e-tolls.

Mamabolo and nine other MECs were sworn in by Judge President Dunstan Mlambo on Thursday.

Makhura addressed the continuing e-tolls saga and said they should be done away with once and for all.

“And I want to say it again, e-tolls are not off my agenda and we have done a lot. I hope that the campaign is over, and it won’t be a temptation to politicise it, it will be resolved like any other policy issue. I am confident in Gauteng we will look into a future without e-tolls.”

He said the system is not sustainable in a province like Gauteng.

“I use tolls when I go to Limpopo or Durban, but with those tolls, you are not driving there every hour through them because you plan before compared to urban tolls. You can’t avoid them.”