Under pressure from its allies and the court, the ANC is likely to scrap the controversial Gauteng e-toll project.
However, it seems there is no consensus regarding the alternative funding model, with some in Luthuli House considering tapping into government pension funds to sustain the most contentious project since the arms deal.
However, bureaucrats said this was suicidal and would amount to double-borrowing and push the country deep into a debt quicksand.
The ANC, according to a party official, doesn’t want to be forced by the opposition, civil society and allies – through the courts – to shelve the project.
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