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Durban - Motorists with outstanding e-toll bills continuing to ignore Sanral’s debt collection efforts have been warned: pay up now or face criminal prosecution.

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) says motorists who do not pay their e-toll bills will “be targeted” in a concerted debt recovery plan.

The parastatal has recently been issuing summonses to motorists with outstanding debts, and spokesperson Vusi Mona said on Thursday that Sanral would escalate its legal action by targeting more motorists who shun its demands that they pay for using Gauteng freeways.

When asked if the e-toll project was failing, Mona said it was unfortunate that focus was always on e-tolling “rather than the real issue - the sustained provision of the required freeway network for Gauteng residents to grow the economy”.

According to Sanral, there are just over 1.3 million vehicles with e-tags that are in good standing, with 2.9 million accounts having a balance owing. Of those with debt, 1.2 million owe less than R500 each.

Independnet on Saturday