Outa tar­gets plazas

The Citizen (Gauteng) - - NEWS -

Op­po­si­tion to the ev­i­dently fail­ing e-toll sys­tem have a new tar­get – long-dis­tance tolling.

Or­gan­i­sa­tions against e-tolls are ask­ing why the toll charges in­crease an­nu­ally – de­spite the fact that the con­struc­tion costs of the roads were paid off years ago.

They have de­manded the SA Na­tional Roads Agency (San­ral) re­lease records of all gains from tolling these routes.

This in­cludes where the cash goes and what it’s be­ing used for. The Or­gan­i­sa­tion Un­do­ing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it is will­ing to go as far as the courts in forc­ing San­ral to re­lease the in­for­ma­tion.

Outa chair­per­son Wayne Duvenage charged that com­pa­nies op­er­at­ing these routes were “get­ting rich on tax­pay­ers’ money”. Point­ing to the N3 Mar­i­an­hill Toll Plaza, Duvenage drew on the apartheid gov­ern­ment’s prom­ise to stop tolling once the roads had been paid for. – Cit­i­zen re­porter

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