Sanral move to suspend e-toll debt collection

South African motorists who were behind on their e-toll bill will breathe now that the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) board has decided to no longer chase e-toll payments.

In a statement, Sanral spokesperson Vusi Mona said the move to suspend the collection of e-tolls fees was due to an initiative led by President Cyril Ramaphosa.

“… to address the e-tolls payment impasse, Sanral will, with immediate effect, suspend the process of pursuing e-toll debt. This includes historic debt and summonses applied for from 2015. No new summonses will be applied for,” said Mona.

According to Mona, Sanral was owed more than R10.9 billion by motorists who had failed to make e-toll payments.