Eric Naki
Political Editor
3 minute read
3 Mar 2021
5:00 am

E-tolls saga: it’s ANC vs ANC

Eric Naki

The ongoing argument about e-tolls should has become an ‘embarrassment’ to the ANC, says an expert, as Gauteng and national government fail to reach consensus on a decision.

Fikile Mbalula and David Makhura during the launch of the ANC's 'Thuma Mina' campaign on 14 May 2018 in Tembisa. Picture: Gallo Images/Sowetan/Veli Nhlapo

The e-tolls debate seems to be the most difficult issue to resolve for the ANC. The more they talk about it, the more they disagree on whether it should be cancelled or not. Now Gauteng Premier David Makhura has another fight at hands as the Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula has smuggled through the back door new regulations that would reinforce the e-toll implementation. At the same time, Makhura appeared to be exhausted by the never-ending fight with national government, who insisted “users must pay”. For the last few years, Gauteng had opposed the implementation of e-tolls, saying it was unfair...