When addressing the province on Monday morning, Makhura said, “We are mobilising resources for public transport infrastructure in ways that will ensure that we don’t commit the same mistakes done with the e-tolls. We can’t build roads and only later inform citizens that they must pay. In fact, there will be no e-tolls on our new roads."He went on to say that the ANC in Gauteng had found alternative ways to pay for the costly tolling system, after it became clear e-tolls would negatively affect the ANC's hold on Gauteng during last year's elections.
“I must admit publicly, as I did last year, that all the efforts we have made through the Advisory Panel have not led to the resolution of concerns of Gauteng motorists regarding affordability. We have tried our best,” Makhura said. “The ultimate solution can only come from national level. We will continue to engage in order to represent the interests of our residents,” the premier said.
"A test case will mean that all OUTAs members cases are put on hold whilst we thrash out the defense (sic) of one (or more) of our members against Sanral’s summons for non payment. If indeed we are able to prove that Sanrals summons and demands for payment are illegitimate, or unlawful, that will essentially mean that the scheme will have a serious problem and inability to enforce payment for all other road users. If, however, SANRAL can prove legitimacy and lawfulness of their conduct, it means that they will have to do so for every signs case of each individual going forward."