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Gauteng Premier Makhura to meet Fikile Mbalula over e-tolls

Gauteng Premier David Makhura said he would be meeting with Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula to discuss the future of e-tolls.

In his State of the Province Address, Makhura said Gauteng would be willing to contribute financially to pay off e-toll debt, if it means getting rid of the much-hated system.

David Makhura

The provincial and national governments haven’t been on the same page on the issue for some time but Makhura says he won’t back down.

“They have no future in Gauteng. It was not elections, it’s something we believe in, our position has not changed but you know the truth that this matter is in the hands of national government,” Makhura said.

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Maluti-A-Phofung residents

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Their protest was a follow-up to a promise made by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 6 May during an ANC election campaign to send the Special Investigating Unit to probe corruption at Maluti-A-Phofung Municipality, which is based in the former Qwa-Qwa homeland…Read more here

Source: eNCA

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