DA Mayoral Candidate, Mpho Phalatse has assured that should the DA be voted to govern the City of Johannesburg, it will switch off City Power-powered eToll gantries.
The Democratic Alliance (DA) Mayoral Candidate for Johannesburg, Mpho Phalatse issued a statement on Tuesday, 26 October 2021, assuring that a DA-governed City of Johannesburg will ensure to switch off power to e-Toll gantries.
Phalatse noted that the DA has been informed that the South African National Roads Agency (SANRAL), the custodian of the e-Tolls system, and other gantries across the province are allegedly currently in arrears with City Power, which is supplying gantries with electricity. She also pointed out that in normal circumstances, SANRAL should be paying the bills for this service.
She further indicated that with SANRAL allegedly in arrears, the city is not receiving revenue for this service, meaning the cost of keeping the gantries running is being footed to residents. Phalatse assured that should the DA be elected to lead Johannesburg, it will resolve to switch off gantries.