Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Says Those With Outstanding E-toll Bills Must Still Pay

Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga Says Those With Outstanding E-toll Bills Must Still Pay

  • Minister of Transport Sindiswe Chikunga disappointed those who thought that they would not have to pay their e-toll debt
  • This comes after the Gauteng government announced that e-tolls would be officially scrapped on 12 April 2024
  • Chikunga pointed out that those with outstanding bills must still cough up, to the annoyance of many

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Transport Minister Sindisiwe Chikunga said motorists that still owe t-tolls must pay
SA is disappointed after Sindisiwe Chikunga told motorists who owe e-tolls to cough up. Images: Department of Transport/Facebook and Ivan Pantic/Getty Images
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JOHANNESBURG – Minister of Transport Sindisiwe Chikunga disappointed South Africans who thought they would not have to pay their outstanding e-toll fines.

E-toll bills must still be paid

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According to SowetanLIVE, Chikunga said that those who still haven't settled their e-toll bills are legally obligated to do so. She announced that motorists would no longer have to pay for using e-tolls and that the system would be repurposed to help fight crime in the province.

Chikunga also admitted that in hindsight, government realised they should have consulted the public before implementing the system. She added that the fierce resistance and outcry to the e-tolls since the system's conception helped them realise this. The Gauteng government announced earlier this year that the e-tolls would be scrapped.

South Africans call Chikunga out

Netizens on Facebook are displeased with Chikunga's announcement and voiced their unhappiness.

Davis M Moagi said:

"This government is full of crazy leaders."

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Katlego Kaygee Kekana said:

"You're smoking something very strong. I'm not paying anything to anyone."

Motswene Gaesite said:

"I owe more than R5 000, and I swear by God that I'll go to my grave with that debt. I never asked for e-tolls."

Maphuti Seruthe Raseruthe said:

"ANC must step aside. They are completely confused."

Malema Mongatane said:

"In your nice, sweet dreams, ma'am."

Chikunga warns motorists to be careful over Easter

In a similar article, Briefly News reported that Chikunga cautioned motorists to be careful during this year's Easter weekend.

She shared helpful tips on how motorists could be careful and avoid accidents while travelling to their respective holiday destinations.

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