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Cabinet decided to scrap e-tolls but Treasury has questions about funding

Cabinet decided to scrap e-tolls but Treasury has questions about funding (citizen.co.za)

The Cabinet has chosen to scrap the dubious e-tolls plot on the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project (GFIP). 

Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula affirmed this on Friday yet said National Treasury had halted the execution of the choice. 


"At the point when we went to Cabinet, a choice was taken. At the point when it should be executed to scrap the e-tolls, Treasury said 'no stand by'," Mbalula said during a preparation on the mindset of transport elements in Johannesburg. 


"So that is the place where we are. We have done a ton of work among then, at that point, and today so we will be prepared by February to make a declaration on this and how we will deal with the e-cost thing in South Africa. 


"The Minister of Finance will be in a situation to make the declaration in the Budget Speech in February. 


"If not, we might make that declaration even before the Budget Speech assuming Cabinet and us are in settlement in transit forward. The cutoff time presently is February [2022]," he said. 


Likewise READ: Scrapped or not, South Africans will pay for e-tolls, says Fikile Mbalula 


Mbalula focused on that a declaration on the fate of e-tolls can't be deferred past February 2022 in light of the fact that it will make "an emergency for Sanral [SA National Roads Agency] everlastingly and until the end of time" and consistently influence Sanral's asset report. 


Rejecting e-tolls 


Mbalula affirmed to Moneyweb uninvolved of the instructions that the public authority has moved past the nine choices he recently introduced to Cabinet to think about when taking a choice on the eventual fate of e-tolls. 


Mbalula has recently affirmed that nine choices were being considered to determine the e-cost stalemate. This followed President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2019 delegating Mbalula to head an undertaking group to write about the choices accessible for the eventual fate of e

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