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AfriForum stops e-toll legal action

2012-06-11 16:23

Johannesburg - AfriForum has put on hold its intended legal action on the e-tolling penalty tariff for non-registered users, the lobby group said on Monday.

This came after Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele officially withdrew the e-toll rates notice in die Government Gazette on 31 May 31, CEO Kallie Kriel said in a statement.

The penalty tariff was R1.75/km for motorists who had not registered and acquired an e-tag.

"This followed after AfriForum had sent an attorney's letter to [Ndebele] on 15 May to say that AfriForum would institute legal steps if the notice were not withdrawn."

Kriel welcomed the withdrawal and said AfriForum would closely watch further developments. Should the fee be re-introduced, the matter would be taken up again.

"The withdrawal of the rates notice now presents AfriForum's legal team with the opportunity to submit inputs, as a friend of the court, in the case in which government is lodging an appeal against the interim order granted against the implementation of the e-toll system," Kriel said.

The penalty tariff notice was published in the Government Gazette on 13 April.

This was a court action separate from an interdict on 28 April that halted e-tolling pending a full judicial review.

The government has since approached the Constitutional Court to appeal against the interdict.

Comments
  • Kala - 2012-06-11 16:30

    Whoever wrote that article needs to seriously consider going back to school. There is almost zero structure to it.

  • Mandy Casey - 2012-06-11 18:59

    Don't ever buy an etag

      merven.halo - 2012-06-12 07:29

      I fore sure will NEVER!

  • warwick.railton.7 - 2012-06-12 06:49

    To get a tag is to condone the corruption, there is no grey area here, you either like it or you don't..............no middle ground. This is an anc get rich quick scheme, all riddled with lies, deceit and general corruption run by cadre Nazi Ali. Stop the tolls – burn em down!!

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