Sanral CEO quits

2012-05-08 08:58

Johannesburg - South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) CEO Nazir Alli has resigned, the roads agency said.

Alli would continue in his post until June 3, chairperson Tembakazi Mnyaka said in a statement.

The board accepted the resignation at a meeting on Monday.

He thanked Alli for his contribution since Sanral's inception in 1998. Sanral did not give reasons for Alli's resignation.

"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," Mnyaka said.

Processes had been initiated by national government to address the Gauteng Freeway Improvement Project and e-tolling, the start of which was halted by a court order on April 28.

"The board will ensure that Sanral contributes to and cooperates with the deliberations now under way," he said.


  • Mike - 2012-05-08 09:02

    The Rats are starting to run before the truth about contracts starts to come out

      alu.ntsandeni - 2012-05-08 09:07

      I have a feeling this is just the beginning, more heads to roll?

      Peter - 2012-05-08 09:08

      I would also resign if my employer was loosing R100million per month out of my doings.

      ianon.ym - 2012-05-08 09:11

      Power of the PEOPLE - Watch out ANC ...

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:14

      whoo hooo - where there is smoke .....there is fire.... Obviously a lot of dirty SANRAL/ANC washing is about to come out soon...... Ali and the 40...... .. now it just the 40... whoohooo

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:18

      Look people - we all got a thumbs down - Ali Baba still has Internet access @ Scamall in LootingAli House

      Foc - 2012-05-08 09:21

      This does not mean he is off the hook .... to resign does not mean you cannot be investigated any more.... I am sure his cut of the pie will make it easy for him to retire in the Bahamas

      Staphill - 2012-05-08 09:23

      The pressure must have taken E-TOLL(I mean "It's toll")

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:24

      @Foc - Bahamas? He will retire ih the Republic of Bananas

      Gordon - 2012-05-08 09:30

      Funding of Road Infrastructure: 1. e-tolls: Administrative overhead a ripoff 2. Fuel Levy: Unfair on other provinces 3. Gauteng Vehicle License Renewal: This can work, but they've been collecting this money for years and it was supposed to be used for this purpose anyway....

      colin.dovey - 2012-05-08 09:32

      One by one the VROT ANC Chickens are coming home to roost......there is a LOT more to come....

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:36

      @Gordon - Fuel Levy NOT unfair on other provinces. Businesses in Gauteng affect all areas of the country, and roads also need to be developed in other provinces. Fuel Levy fairest of all, the more you use roads, the more you pay. Roads must always be seen as a National Asset. If the Scamall Ship didnt start sinking, other provinces would soonbe in the same boat.

      Bryan - 2012-05-08 09:41

      I have a feeling that the domino effect is about to start here....

      Nina - 2012-05-08 12:59

      He quit? How convenient...

      Gerald - 2012-05-08 15:40

      Muslims have a say... If Nazier Ali wont stay for trouble, trouble itself will go to Nazir Ali.

      danie.theron - 2012-05-09 08:10

      A pity for them that their secrets information bill is not in place yet

  • andrewislikeaboss - 2012-05-08 09:02

    BOOM! Headshot.

      dave.elmore.5 - 2012-05-08 09:09

      Bounced off, hits his wallet instead

      Press - 2012-05-08 10:02

      We, the people . . . . . .

      Mogo - 2012-05-08 23:04

      He...Saw....The Light....

  • dave.elmore.5 - 2012-05-08 09:03

    Shocked, stunned, choking back tears.....

      Booswig - 2012-05-08 09:32

      Hang in there Dave. We'll get through this buddy.

      dave.elmore.5 - 2012-05-08 09:38

      @Booswig...promise? I feel so alone........Gonna go stand by a gantry, might make me feel better

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:55

      Eish Dave - If I had a spare lifejacket, I would toss you one. Trouble is I only had 41 of them for Ali and his 40...

  • danie.theron - 2012-05-08 09:03

    Are the rats starting to flee the sinking ship?

      msophiasharp - 2012-05-08 09:50

      The ship for whom the bells are tolling....

      Moroamadile - 2012-05-08 10:21


  • AdeleFHM - 2012-05-08 09:04

    ahhhhhh can't handle the pressure boys....

  • Yar - 2012-05-08 09:05

    Running away are we. Did you remember to destroy all the incriminating evidence?

      roberta.keeling - 2012-05-08 10:21

      That's been shredded the moment they lost the court case. Leave no trail!

  • capetownphotographer - 2012-05-08 09:05

    Looks like people are starting to jump a sinking ship. Rememeber, even though we might have won the toll debate, expect taxes in other forms, petrol, interest rate hikes etc. South Africa owes the IMF more than peanuts. Amandla Awethu

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:31

      yeah - we still have to pay for the roads, but at least as the Scamall Ship sinks, we will not have to pay double for the roads because of the cost of collection as well.

      Press - 2012-05-08 09:58

      Yeah - and then the new mega-dirty powerstations like "theydupedus" for which we now have to fork out extra because of past challenges in decisionmaking - and then te real cruncher comingup - six spanking new nuclear powerstations. New taxes and coruption cannot be to far over the horizon . . .

      danie.theron - 2012-05-09 08:14

      @ press---and don't forget the NHI --that will kill us (all the good doctors will go to other countries)

  • tmukasa - 2012-05-08 09:09

    Hahahaha!!! The pressure has build up. he can no longer lie to the people of South Africa. We tired. Let this be a lesson to all those people still trying to steal from the residents of SA.

      danie.theron - 2012-05-09 08:16

      They have just learnt to be a bit more careful and they must pass this information bill for ANC protection as soon as possible

  • Ayanda Yaya Khumalo - 2012-05-08 09:11

    why he quit?????

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:16

      Gosh Ayanda - I don't know? He did such a great job for SA. Maybe there was some political interference? Maybe his Pension Fund aint doing too well??? LMML

  • nasheenar - 2012-05-08 09:12

    These B..tards need to be prosecuted and thrown in jail or even hacked to death. How much was his share of the pie?

      danie.theron - 2012-05-09 08:21

      He has already spent a lot of money in anticipation and he must actually pay in now (joke) If he committed crimes then he will probably rush off to Shaik and to get the names of the doctors and release board members to classify him as unfit to serve prison sentence. The next Zuma pardon ceremony will only be next year again.

  • Greg - 2012-05-08 09:13

    The heat is on, its getting hot in there. I'm sure this brought a tear to many peoples eyes:)

      roberta.keeling - 2012-05-08 10:23

      As soon as can find my tissues. No wait - need paper towel rolls!!

  • Itumeleng - 2012-05-08 09:13

    Good, now for the scrapping of the ANC's money laundering, fraudulent, money stealing from tax paying South Africans SANRAL to go.

  • sika.ncamane - 2012-05-08 09:14

    Good riddance

  • abdul.akbar - 2012-05-08 09:16

    This is like Big Brother Africa.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-08 09:16

    Just shows you. He should be held responsible for the costs in any case.

  • Zing - 2012-05-08 09:17

    The SANRAL train is busy derailing! Keep the pressure up!

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:27

      The train has no gravy to run on.....

  • Melusi - 2012-05-08 09:19

    why him only? the whole board should resign,this is much deeper than nazir,Mr minister of transport u are next!

  • Jerome - 2012-05-08 09:19

    Like the ship grounded off the coast of Italy,the captain takes off!!!!

  • EthanDade - 2012-05-08 09:19

    Tie him to the gantries as they are burnt to the ground!

  • Foc - 2012-05-08 09:19

    Thats the spirit Mr Ali .... when a ship sinks that rats jump first!!

  • Warwick - 2012-05-08 09:19

    Good riddance you deployed anc cadre. How dare you threaten us with your bile & lies. Now the axe must fall and chop all of these e-toll idiots up into small little pieces. This is the anc’s tollgate saga.

  • Pieter Mulder - 2012-05-08 09:20

    He was any way the puppet. Who is next??????????

      danie.theron - 2012-05-09 08:08

      The minister of finance is next

  • Tawizee - 2012-05-08 09:20

    Blah, blah, blah...I'm not paying!

      marcanthonytaylor - 2012-05-08 10:01

      Thanks for a hearty giggle!

  • Phumi - 2012-05-08 09:21

    Another victory for the working class! Amandla!!! He can scrap and salvage one of those tall e-toll structures he erected as his pension moving forward!I believe he can get a good couple of millions from them!

  • Themba - 2012-05-08 09:22

    The nation has united behind its abhorrence for this daylight robbery. Although belatedly, you did the honorable thing Mr Alli

  • marcanthonytaylor - 2012-05-08 09:23

    We the people demand full disclosure of the reasons for his resignation.

  • Carolyn - 2012-05-08 09:23

    Well what do you know, they are all running for the hills now, quitting does not absolve you of blame

  • ntunjab - 2012-05-08 09:24

    Mdluli,Mthethwa and Zuma you next!

  • Alan - 2012-05-08 09:25

    Champers anyone?

  • SA - 2012-05-08 09:26

    Excellent - wonder if the ANC members connected will do the same

  • TheKingPimp - 2012-05-08 09:27

    The first domino falls!

  • Andrew - 2012-05-08 09:27

    Running before all the corruption and lies come out. Bloody coward!!!!

  • misswoodcutter - 2012-05-08 09:28

    Interesting news!!!! Wait a minute, I smell something.....hey, I know what it is...a rat!!!!

  • ludlowdj - 2012-05-08 09:31

    Good, the first post falls, but we have a long way to go before SANRAL and the ANC have been properly house broken and brought to heel. Time to learn that your proper place is at the bottom of the pile boys, get used to your status as servants to the people, not their master as you so deludedly believed.

  • mahomed.mather - 2012-05-08 09:31

    His probably made his millions from working there so he does not have to worry about being unemployed.

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:32

      nah - he was hoping for a great Pension Scheme.......

  • Good - 2012-05-08 09:31

    I found this guy quite condescending and downright disrespectful. He was operating like a parallel government...The rats are coming out of the woodwork and he is making a dash for it!!!

  • Adam - 2012-05-08 09:31

    Good grief! The CEO of a parastatal, state agency or government department actually resigned (presumably) because of controversy. That's a first!

      Alan - 2012-05-08 09:38

      yeah - he should have waited to put on special paid leave for the next 40 years

  • Sven - 2012-05-08 09:32

    Looks like the Rats are leaving the Ship.....mmmmh interesting.

  • Msika - 2012-05-08 09:33

    Hooray! Power to the poeple.

  • Carry - 2012-05-08 09:36

    HE IS JUST THE FIRST ...................

  • Carry - 2012-05-08 09:38


  • Johan - 2012-05-08 09:39

    It seems that the "FREEway" is not so FREE.

  • Alan - 2012-05-08 09:46

    It must be pretty uncomfortable sitting in Govt. nowadays. So many wheels falling off .. so little gravy.

  • Phillys - 2012-05-08 09:54

    read other interesting goings-on with Alli baba and his 40 ANC thieves at:

  • Roy - 2012-05-08 09:57

    One by one these crooks who had something to hide are going to leave the roost. There was more in this Sanrel"business" than meets the eye. Lets hope that the Public Protector will start the instigation asked for by the DA,very soon so that the truth can come out.

  • Emmanuel - 2012-05-08 10:01

    The kitchen is hot, he cant stand the heat.

  • Jay - 2012-05-08 10:03

    Once again,ONE or TWO RESIGNATIONS TOO SHORT..... It should have been the MINISTER of TRANSPORT - Sbu Bru & also the GAUTENG MEC of TRANSPORT - Ismail Wadee. Hope these guys too get EXPOSED soon of the CORRUPTION that involves Scandinavian Companies & SANRAL. PEOPLE POWER.....Working against ANC Inefficiencies & Incompetance! I REST MY CASE!

  • Moroamadile - 2012-05-08 10:07

    This old man was never fit to hold the CEO office. His reign was riddled with a catalogue of blunders, arrogance and NOT willing to listen to the civil society that ultimately had to foot his bill. His sole intension was to make more riches for few individual tenderpreneurs. This sudden act of coward-ness doesn't surprise me at all. Arrogance never leads anyone anywhere. Few years ago, around 2003, the then minister of environmental affairs Valli Moosa received a great number appeals when trying to go ahead with the Wild Coast tolling system that was anticipated exclusively to be a short cut route for mining giants while the settlements surrounding the proposed state-of-the-art route remains neglected and even poorer. His resignation is long overdue and according to me he should have been fired for bringing sanral into disrepute.

      Jaba - 2012-05-08 15:40

      Agree – but he is not arrogant, he is a thief… there is a massive difference

  • ernst.nieuwoudt - 2012-05-08 10:08

    He should have been fired! Especially after you read how he tried the e-toll trick on the poor people of the Wild Coast. A totally dishonest man. Why was he ever employed!

  • Takalani - 2012-05-08 10:09

    thats does not mean we change our position to change this mangamanga gonernment by 2014,,,we are tired by these moegoes!!!

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