Johannesburg - The South African National Roads Agency Limited has denied that it has written off impairment losses of R3.6 billion for unpaid e-toll debts older than three years, compared to R92 million in 2015/16.
This after Sanral on Tuesday appeared before the Portfolio Committee on Transport to submit its Integrated Annual Report.
The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse said on Tuesday the state-owned entity was finding it extremely difficult to collect the Gauteng e-toll debt from motorists, with increased loss for the 2016/17 year at just under R5 billion.
According to Outa, this 2016/17 loss was up from the loss of R1.2 billion Sanral posted for 2015/2016, with the bulk of the loss of about R3.6 billion arising from the toll operations.
Outa said the R3.6 billion was the equivalent of 50 percent of all toll revenue, or the trade receivables, for the first 15 months of Gauteng e-toll operations and is substantially more than the prescribed debt.