“The scheme was well resisted by the public. I think what they’ve done is now written off a substantive amount and they’re bringing down the outstanding debt with the realisation that in time this scheme is not going to work. So I think they’re going to take a couple of years to try and write off the remainder of the debt.” Have you received a E-Toll summons? Here is what you need to look out for!
“We believe they’ve written down the punitive tolls down to normal e-tag toll rates and they’ve kept it for the three years and then they ignored all those under R500. That is the first chance of cleaning out, but it is a realisation and acknowledgement that all the charges that we have been charging the public out there are not collectable, we need to start removing it from our books.”In the past year, Sanral has collected R1.85 billion in E-Tolls from drivers, however this is not enough. According to the Sanral Act of 1998, criminal procedures may be taken against E-Toll defaulters who haven't settled their bills. Outa believes that although the Sanral Act may allow for criminal procedures, this will be more of a nightmare than anything else. In spite of Sanral's aim to prosecute people with unpaid bills, any debt older than three years is not considered. This will make it even more difficult for Sanral to find out who hasn't paid their recent E-Tolls.