OUTA CEO Wayne Duvenage asked whether E-toll payers will be reimbursed if the system is scrapped
JOHANNESBURG - If you have been faithfully paying your e-toll bill, you probably won't get your money back if the system is scrapped.
E-tolls made headlines again last week following a Twitter spat between Finance Minister Tito Mboweni and Gauteng Premier David Makhura.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has now instructed the two to work with Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to find a solution and give a report back at the end of next month.
Asked if those who have paid their bills would be reimbursed, OUTA CEO Wayne Duvenage said, "absolutely not, we don't think so.
"We don't see how they will force [the] government or Sanral to get their funds back."
This is the grim reality faced by least 20 percent of motorists who have been paying their e-tolls.
"We believe the status quo should remain, if you've been paying, then continue to pay, it's going to probably last a couple more months," said Duvenage.
"If you'd rather have the money in your account and not Sanral's, then stop paying. This is what a lot of companies have done."
It seems it's now up to Mbalula to help find a solution once and for all.