Parliament orders SANRAL to stop forcing drivers to pay e-tolls

Parliament orders SANRAL to stop forcing drivers to pay e-tolls

- SA Parliament told SANRAL to halt their proposed ideas to enforce the payment of e-tolls

- Some of the proposed ideas are docking drivers' licenses and asking SARS to help get payments

- For now, it seems any real decisions will only be made after the 2019 elections

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The South African National Roads Agency wants to use strong tactics to enforce the payment of e-tolls, but Parliament told them to halt those plans.

Plans included refusing giving drivers insurance, docking drivers' licences and getting SARS involved with non-payers.

SANRAL has been criticised by everyone including lobby groups who are opposed to e-tolls.

For now, no one has to be worried about these drastic plans of SANRAL because it is yet to be approved by the Presidency. The future of e-tolls is also unsure as the president needs to make a decision about it.

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The chairperson of the portfolio committee on transport, Dikeledi Magadzi, said there is no concern over the proposed measures yet, according to a report by The Citizen.

It is believed the president will only make any decisions regarding e-tolls after the 2019 elections.

DA MP Manny de Freitas says SANRAL is in a financial mess because of e-tolls.

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