Mboweni's call to have e-toll debt suspension reversed a 'farce', says Outa

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has slammed roads agency Sanral for its decision not to pursue those defaulting on e-toll payments.

Mboweni said Sanral’s board should not have taken the decision as it has significant economic implications.

The minister wants the decision reversed and said it undermines the message delivered in his Budget speech that government supports “a user must pay principle”.

On Wednesday, Sanral announced that has suspended the process of pursuing historic e-toll debt, including summonses dating back to 2015.

Read: We need to be cautiously optimistic over the suspension of e-toll debt - Outa

The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) has been at the forefront of the e-tolls battle and has welcomed the move.

Outa's Wayne Duvenage says it is possible that Mboweni may take the legal route to force the decision to be reversed.

According to Duvenage, this latest development is just an indication of what a farce the e-tolls saga has been from the start.

It's really a sign of inter-departmental ping-pong.

Wayne Duvenage, CEO - Outa

They would never have take that decision without the Minister of Transport, and where there is indication that the President was aware of this.

Wayne Duvenage, CEO - Outa

It's really confusing and a sign of the farce that this whole e-tolls situation has become.

Wayne Duvenage, CEO - Outa

Listen for more detail on the discussion:


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