Cosatu welcomes Sanral's e-toll decision

The Congress of South African Trade Unions has described Sanral's decision as a partial victory for Gauteng motorists and workers but, the union says it's not celebrating as yet. Cosatu's first deputy president, Michael Shingange has more. 

JOHANNESBURG - The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) has described Sanral's decision on e-toll debt as a partial victory for Gauteng motorists and workers. 

But, the union says it's not celebrating as yet.

READ: Sanral drops process of pursuing e-toll debt

Cosatu's deputy president Michael Shingange said the federation doesn't know whether the decision is electioneering.

Shingange said any decision that benefits the poor and working class will be welcomed by the union.

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni is demanding Sanral reverse its decision not to take further legal action against e-toll defaulters.

READ: Finance Minister slams Sanral's e-toll decision

In his budget speech, Mboweni said motorists should get used to the user-pay principle.

Sanral's told eNCA the decision to suspend prosecutions, is temporary.

Nevertheless, the announcement has been welcomed.

Sanral says debts have not been scrapped, it's only the issuing of summonses that's been suspended.

Source
eNCA