Pay tolls, Mboweni urges motorists

CAPE TOWN - Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says government remains committed to tolls.

Delivering his maiden medium-term budget, he said South Africans need to establish a culture of payment.

Mboweni said if we want a road transport infrastructure that works, we need to pay our tolls.

"We need to restore a culture of payment in this country to ensure the sustainability of our services," said Mboweni.

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Meanwhile, the Democratic Alliance is challenging the ANC to keep its promise and scrap e-tolls.

DA's Gauteng premier candidate Solly Msimanga says the unpopular system is not only crippling households, but the economy as well.

National roads agency Sanral has already issued over 15,000 summonses to defaulters in the last three years.

Despite this, some motorists remain defiant.


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