- Msimanga accused the Gauteng premier of misleading the public
- He says that Makhura has renewed the e-toll contract, despite promising not to
- Earlier this year, Makhura was part of a protest march against e-tolls
Former Tshwane mayor Solly Msimanga has demanded that Guateng premier David Makhura come clean about his administration's handling of e-tolls.
Msimanga claims that Makhura has renewed the e-toll contract, despite growing public resistance to e-tolls.
This comes after Makhura's State of the Province Address, where he promised citizen that the e-toll issue was being address.
This comes after growing opposition to e-tolls in Gauteng. Makhura and other ANC leaders actually led a protest march to the Union Buildings against e-tolls earlier this year.
However, despite Makhura's promises to end e-tolls, Msimanga says that the premier has actually renewed the e-toll contract to continue, potentially as far ahead as 2021, according to IOL.
Electronic Toll Collection has denied this, saying that the contract was merely extended rather than renewed.
Nevertheless, Msimanga slammed the e-toll plans, and accused Makhura of not having the "guts" to tell the public the truth. Msimanga made the statements while on the campaign trail. He is running for Makhura's position as Gauteng premier in the upcoming elections.
Additionally, the EFF echoed some of Msimanga's criticism. Mandisa Mashego, the party's leader in Gauteng, said Makhura was all talk and no action, even going to so far as to accuse the premier of misleading the provincial legislature over the e-toll issue.
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