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

ANC divided on e-tolls ahead of local elections

Eric Naki

Some senior members of the governing party are pushing for the user-pay system to be scrapped as a way to entice voters.

Fikile Mbalula. Picture: Instagram.

The Cabinet is under pressure from within the ANC to scrap the Gauteng e-tolls in light of the upcoming local elections – and the precarious financial position of the party. Some senior members of the governing party are pushing for the user-pay system to be scrapped as a way to entice voters. But National Treasury and some government officials fear the negative impact of such a move on future mega projects and the accompanying investments. An ANC leader speaking on condition of anonymity said there was no better decision than to cancel e-tolls. “We have no money to campaign as...

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