Johannesburg - The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has
refuted a claims that its staff are stopping people randomly in
Johannesburg and Pretoria, forcing them to register for the e-toll
"Sanral would like to unequivocally state that no staff
from either Sanral or its toll operator have conducted any roadblocks as
described in the emails and social network postings that allege this,"
the agency said in a statement.
The alleged roadblocks were first reported on Twitter on January 22.
transport department's body said its investigations during the course
of this week suggested that the original Twitter incident possibly
originated from a road user who saw e-toll workers conducting a
road-marking operation, and interpreted that as some form of e-toll
Although traffic cones and a vehicle were present it
was part of a road-marking operation and not for forcing people to
register. Similar road-marking operations are taking place at various
interchanges in Gauteng.
"Sanral reiterates that the agency and
ETC are not currently authorised to conduct roadblocks. As indicated,
Sanral urges road users to take down detailed descriptions of the
persons and vehicles involved should they be 'stopped and required to