John Moodey MPL
DA Gauteng Provincial Leader
Gauteng Premier David Makhura must deny South Africa National Roads Agency Limited’s (SANRAL) request for an in-camera presentation to the e-Toll review panel.
The roads agency was requested to make submissions before the panel, but it holds the position that it does not have to stand up to public scrutiny and will only partake in the review process behind closed doors.
There strengthens the public perception that SANRAL has not been completely honest and is driving a hidden agenda.
Premier Makhura must insist on SANRAL’s presentation being open to public scrutiny – if not, he must face the consequence of being labelled partisan in the review process.
To uphold the integrity and credibility of the E-toll review panel, all participants and stakeholders must receive equal treatment, irrespective of the bidding of their political masters.