Roadlink taking Western Cape govt to court

2012-07-04 11:39
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A syndicate accused of defrauding the SA Revenue Service of more than R11m has gone on trial in the North Gauteng High Court where the 18 alleged members face more than 2 200 charges. Shutterstock

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Cape Town - SA Roadlink plans to apply for an urgent interdict to stop Western Cape traffic officials from continually pulling its buses off the road, according to a report on Wednesday.

Roadlink spokesperson Tania Smith told the Cape Times that its attorneys were instructed on Tuesday to file court papers.

The company accused provincial transport MEC Robin Carlisle of announcing that Roadlink buses should be "singled out" by traffic authorities.

It said his mandate was causing the company "financial and reputational prejudice", and its passengers "unwarranted hardship".

Smith said the company had lost R90 000 as a result. A total of 10 buses had been pulled off in the past month.

Carlisle's spokesperson Siphesihle Dube confirmed to the newspaper that the department had received a letter threatening court action.

"The provincial administration will continue to do whatever is within its powers to safeguard the lives of public transport passengers. This includes pulling public transport vehicles off the road," he said.
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