Johannesburg - The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) said its immediate priority is to
ensure that it continues to perform its essential role in operating and
maintaining South Africa's national roads, following the resignation of CEO
"The immediate focus and priority of the board is to
ensure that Sanral continues to perform its essential role in operating and
maintaining more than 16 000km of national roads across South Africa," chairperson
Tembakazi Mnyaka said in a statement.
"The board will ensure that Sanral contributes to and
cooperates with the deliberations now under way," he said.
Alli resigned at a meeting on Monday, the agency said.
Alli would continue in his post until June 3, Mnyaka said.
He thanked Alli for his contribution since Sanral's
inception in 1998. Sanral did not give reasons for Alli's resignation.
On Friday cabinet appointed a special committee, to be
chaired by Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe
, to coordinate work around the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project.
The committee would, among other things, try and ensure Sanral's
financial stability is not affected by the halt to e-tolling. The toll fees
would have been used to repay Sanral's R20bn debt.
The Democratic Alliance said last week it had asked Public
Protector Thuli Madonsela to probe e-toll collection contracts.
A full court review will be carried out to determine the
future of the Gauteng tolling system.