The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has stopped criminal pursuing of e-toll debtors. Sanral says the decision will be constantly monitored by the board and reviewed according to prevailing circumstances.
As stated on Wednesday, the organisation’s board implemented the move according to the national course of action.
“It resolved that given the initiative led by President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the e-tolls payment impasse, Sanral will, with immediate effect, suspend the process of pursuing e-toll debt. This includes historic debt and summonses applied for from 2015,” Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona stated, adding that no new summonses would be served either.
Before the resolution was announced, Sanral had registered the total debt of over R10.9 billion in unpaid e-toll money. Despite the huge amount of money, only 26 motorists across the country were brought to justice.