South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has defended a bonus it awarded to its CEO Nazir Alli stating his job is far wider than managing just e-tolling.

Questions have been raised about R2-billion of “irregular spending” in Sanral’s latest financial results and Alli’s R700 000 annual bonus.

Sanral has not been able to launch e-tolling because of a bill, which is still waiting for President Jacob Zuma’s approval.
Sanral’s Vusi Mona says irregular spending doesn’t mean fraud and corruption, an organization can boast a clean audit from the auditor general.

He says Alli is responsible for a wide network of roads.

E-tolling constitutes a small percentage of the business of Sanral.

Mona says Sanral is still trying to secure money to service its debt, caused by the delay in launching e-tolling. A court challenge against the controversial project is due to be heard later this month.

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