Explainer: Would e-toll payers get refunds if system gets scrapped?

Explainer: Would e-toll payers get refunds if system gets scrapped?

If you have been faithfully forking over your hard-earned Rands to pay your e-toll bill, you are probably wondering what will happen if the system gets scrapped.

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E-tolls have been back in the headlines following a spat between Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura.

Briefly.co.za reported that President Cyril Ramaphosa intervened, urging the pair to work alongside with Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to solve the issue.

With an August deadline put in place, the rush is on to resolve the matter, but what will happen to funds already paid over?

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OUTA CEO Wayne Duvenage was asked if those who have paid in the meantime would be reimbursed and his response:

"Absolutely not, we don't think so. We don't see how they will force [the] government or Sanral to get their funds back."

eNCA reports that Duvenage encouraged the 20% of motorists who have been paying to continue, saying that the system will likely survive a few more months. Alternatively:

"If you'd rather have the money in your account and not Sanral's, then stop paying. This is what a lot of companies have done."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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