Johannesburg - The Gauteng provincial government on Thursday welcomed a decision taken by the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) to suspend the pursuit of e-toll debt.
Sanral on Wednesday said it would stop pursuing historic debt and summonses applied for since 2015, after a request from President Cyril Ramaphosa to address the e-tolls payment impasse.
The decision was celebrated by the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse, which called it a strong signal that the end was near for the controversial e-tolls. The lobby group said it would await more clarity from Sanral and government.
Gauteng premier David Makhura said the decision represented a decisive shift and opened the door for an amicable and lasting solution regarding the e-tolls debacle.
"I welcome the decision by Sanral on the suspension of summonses and default judgements against those who are not paying e-tolls," he said in a statement.