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Sanral considers new measures to 'aggressively' tackle Gauteng e-toll defaulters

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a car driving down a street: An e-toll gantry on the N1 in Johannesburg. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN © Provided by KFM Radio a Division of Primedia Pty Ltd An e-toll gantry on the N1 in Johannesburg. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) says it's making progress to try resolve the impasse over the non-payment of e-tolls.

The road agency told Parliament’s Transport Committee a political direction is expected soon.

Read: Gauteng motorists will be summonsed for non-payment of e-tolls

Discussions between Sanral, and the Ministers of Finance and Transport have apparently reached an advanced stage, reports EWN's Lindsay Dentlinger.

A number of options are under consideration.

These include the possibility of freezing a motorist's ability to sell their car or blocking car insurance until they've paid.

Read also: Blade Nzimande can't use e-tolls to fund Sanral's R67bn debt says Outa

Sanral says it needs R67 billion to pay for the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.

Sanral is telling Parliament that, unless there is a political directive to scrap e-tolls, they are forging ahead with plans to make sure that Gauteng motorists pay up.

— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

They've had discussions with the Ministers of Finance and Transport, which Cyril Ramaphosa is leading.

— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

They say they've put various options on the table, have made presentations to the Presidency, and say that it's up to a political decision to be taken on which option to follow.

— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

They say they have a plan to make errant motorists pay, options including the possibility of freezing your ability to sell you car until you have paid.

— Lindsay Dentlinger, EWN reporter

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