FF Plus e-toll bid scrapped due to lack of urgency

2013-12-02 14:47

An application by the Freedom Front Plus to stop the implementation of e-tolls has been struck off the roll at the High Court in Pretoria.

“The matter is scrapped from the roll for a lack of urgency,” said Judge Maria Jansen today.

She said the applicant sought wide-reaching relief, and failed to make a proper case.

Jansen said the constitutional issues related to the case were complicated, and it had implications for the separation of powers.

Afterwards, Freedom Front Plus spokesman Anton Alberts said the merits of the case had not been heard.

"We are very disappointed... The merits of the case were not heard today. The matter is not necessarily dead."

Alberts said the party would decide on a way forward. A likely option was to put the matter up for review, which could take a few months.

Alberts said the court ruling was not in the public interest.

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