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Pretoria - Despite a heavy police presence, defiant motorists hooted and shouted along Pretoria's Vermuelen Street, voicing disapproval over the e-tolling system to be challenged in court on Tuesday.

Scores of Democratic Alliance supporters braved the cold weather and gathered outside the North Gauteng High Court, which was set to hear an application by Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa).

Dressed in uniform blue material, the lively protesters led by DA Gauteng leader, Jack Bloom, sang and waved posters with messages opposing tolling of the Gauteng roads.

The posters read: "Hoot for a toll free GP" and "e-thief".

"This massive wailing and hooting you are witnessing now is the widespread public opposition to toll roads," said Bloom.

"The toll roads have united people of Gauteng in protest. Public opinion must be heard and respected all the time."

Advocate Owen Bloomberg, a member of Outa's legal team, said Tuesday's deliberations in court would centre around "technical arguments regarding the parties to be involved in the court battle".

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