Gauteng Premier David Makhura is confident in his decision to scrap e-tolls, saying that he has appointed Transport MEC Jacob Mamabolo in a bid to do away with them.
David Makhura had his reasons for appointing Jacob Mamabolo as Transport MEC in the Gauteng province, saying he had done so in a bid to eradicate e-tolls.
Mamabolo was sworn in alongside nine other MECs on Thursday by Judge President Dunstan Mlambo, reports Eyewitness News.
Makhura addressed the continuing debacle, saying that they should be abolished 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.”
The Gauteng Premier said that the system was simply not sustainable in his province:
“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.”
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