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Tolls can't be put on hold again, court told

2012-04-24 16:20

Pretoria - The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) should not be entitled to another postponement of the Gauteng e-tolling system, the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria heard on Tuesday.

"There must be an extraordinary good reason to postpone the scheme again," said Vincent Maleka, legal representative for the transport minister and Gauteng transport MEC.

E-tolling had already been postponed last year June.

Maleka was presenting arguments for why Outa's application should not be seen as urgent.

"In a nutshell there is no rational basis to postpone the matter," he argued before Judge Bill Prinsloo.

He said Outa in its founding affidavit only gave one reason for why tolling should be postponed. It said it was because hundreds of motorists would suffer because of the price.

"Those reasons are not enough," said Maleka.

He pointed out that in its affidavit Outa said that it supported the need for upgrades and road additions that had been planned by the Gauteng freeway improvement project when it was necessary.

"They don't reject the need for improvement... They want to enjoy the benefits of the improvements, but they don't want to pay for it," he said.

Maleka said he agreed with David Unterhalter, legal representative for the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), that Outa was four years too late.

The toll declaration was made on March 28, 2008.

He asked Judge Prinsloo to strike the application off the roll and reward costs.

Comments
  • Sechaba - 2012-04-24 16:23

    I am not moving to Gauteng, I would rather be called a refugee than to be robbed by Government everyday. Viva DA in Western Cape Viva.

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-04-24 16:41

      "They don't reject the need for improvement... They want to enjoy the benefits of the improvements, but they don't want to pay for it," he said. - Then WTF are we paying tax for you idiot?????

      Riaan - 2012-04-24 16:44

      LOL You're too funny, sechaba. One of these days I'm also going to be a refugee in the Western Cape. Escaping from the cANCer mismanagement and ineptitude.

      Sheik - 2012-04-24 16:45

      When I get robbed I would like to see the gun being held against our heads. If OUTA 4 years late then how come no plans where made to collect toll money other than thought e-tag. And why the taxi and bus issue was only rushed though on friday, did no one tell the taxi's they needed an e-tag.

      Carry - 2012-04-24 16:53

      I'VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU SECHABA - IF THE anc CAN ROB US BLIND HERE TO FILL THEIR PERSONAL COFFERS............... NOBODY IS SAFE UNTIL YOU LEARN TO VOTE THEM OUT - BETTER YET - JUST FORCE THEM OUT !

      Jason - 2012-04-24 16:54

      R10000 bet says they wouldn't of implemented E-tolls if this was election year.

      Nosiphom - 2012-04-24 16:57

      @Jason: That is why it is urgent for them to have the tolls implemented now. They are banking on people having a short memory and hoping that by 2014 all will be normal and people will not punish them. Therin lies the sence of urgency.

      Jason - 2012-04-24 17:03

      @Nosiphom - Very true, believe it or not the very first experiment done was with plastic packets, remember the ones the supermarkets used to give us for free but for environmental reasons we are now charged for them. So intead of removing them, we just pay for them now.lol Yet everyone has forgotten that we used to get these for free.

      Martin - 2012-04-24 17:25

      i wonder if zille would set up a refugee camp for the millions of us, would be classic if we abandon gauteng for a camp in the cape

      SaintBruce - 2012-04-24 17:26

      OUTA is made up of several representative organisations that have TRIED to engage SANRAL and the MINISTER for several years but have been absolutely snubbed and ignored. The RFA, AA and SAVRALA have sent in letters, requested meetings and lobbied hard to raise both their and our concerns as to the whole scheme that 'converted' Freeways into Toll ways virtually overnight. SANRAL is made up of a bunch of bullies [ check their brilliant attempts to 'woo' their customers via threats] who think they hold all the ACES over the tax paying public. They don't. Vote and protest with your wallet - don't use the roads. So what if your company buys you an e-Tag - don't give SANRAL the money, be efficient. The alternative protest is civil disobedience - everyone uses the roads without an e-Tag and forces SANRAL into an administrative nightmare they cannot cope with ( they are banking on tags not invoicing millions of users - as they know many simply cannot be found via eNatis!) This would also collapse their system no matter how sophisticated they say it is - this is AFRICA. Please read the T's & C's on the SANRAL website - would anyone care to comment whether it passes as a legal contract? I won't sign such a one sided deal as it does not protect me. Lastly - to accumulate transactions and THEN bill me later is an extension of CREDIT. Is SANRAL registered as an FSP? Have they verified under FAIS and the National Credit Act that I can be offered such credit? You Have Rights,yes?

      clinton.badenhorst - 2012-04-24 17:29

      @ Martin - We need to seriously think about making the Western Cape independent. Those of the people that vote for the DA must all move to the Western Cape and all the ANC people to the other provinces. You will see how fast Zuma will come knocking on Zille's door for help... F%$K the ANC! Bunch of corrupt dictators stealing our money for their own pleasures!

      Nosiphom - 2012-04-24 17:40

      @Jason, a research study actually showed that we are using as much plastic pockets as before - there goes the environmental argument!

      George - 2012-04-24 18:18

      This is not just about Gauteng. If they are allowed to do it here it will spread throughout like some putrid infection. The judge needs to apply some strong muti; the ancestors are very angry.

      markmc83 - 2012-04-24 21:23

      I'm seriously considering making an application to Zille for refugee status in the Western Cape, rather a refugee than a victim.

  • Francois - 2012-04-24 16:26

    umh that would be "award cost" (toeken in Afrikaans) not "reward" (beloning).

      heinrich.beukes1 - 2012-04-24 16:28

      Francois I wouldn't mind getting a reward for going through the tolls :)

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 21:00

      Nobody here seems to realize that were excessive efforts from the ANC to e toll the N1 from Cape Town to Beautfort West but the DA Provincial opposition as well as the DA proper refused and as a result the Wine Lands route and the N1 had to be shelved. There are still court proceedings going on in this regard. Just goes to show, The DA are governing with regard to the wishes of the population who trusted them other than the ANC's bullying tactics.

      Oneant - 2012-04-24 22:23

      And dont forget "extraordinary" => "extraordinarily"

  • tyron.fawcett - 2012-04-24 16:26

    They don't reject the need for improvement... They want to enjoy the benefits of the improvements, but they don't want to pay for it," he said Were has our fuel levi been going the last 16 years?

      Francois - 2012-04-24 16:29

      I assume that is a rhetorical question?

      SaintBruce - 2012-04-24 17:37

      Someone on the blogs did a calculation and it is somewhere close to R 178 Billion that has been raised - or was it over a Trillion Rands? Anyway - just SAVING State wasted expenditure that the Auditor General stated is endemic in the ANC Governing 'culture', would pay for the improvements in 1 year! Next year we could build a Gautrain service called the 'Sharktrain' from the King Shaka Airport into Durban central to boost that economy then Cape Town could get those partly finished freeways to the Foreshore finished since 1970 something! Did you recall that we were 'sold' the Gautrain as a solution to the traffic for R 12 Billion that ended up at over R 26 Billion? Then the roads were for the World Cup Soccer, before they dug them up again after the tourists had left and re-did the lanes under the GFIP which they now tell us is not a FREE way but a TOLL way. Should have called it G-TRIP [ Gauteng Toll Road Impoverishment Project]! Would you have been happy with that knowledge at the start? Hell No!

      tyron.fawcett - 2012-04-24 18:35

      I would love to know who the dumb f**k is that put a thumbs down?

      markmc83 - 2012-04-24 21:27

      There's always one idiot out there...

  • Wimpie.Haefele - 2012-04-24 16:28

    "He said Outa in its founding affidavit only gave one reason for why tolling should be postponed. It said it was because hundreds of motorists would suffer because of the price." - Is that not enough or don't the people have a say?

      Marion - 2012-04-24 16:59

      @Cast53. It is more like hundreds of thousands.

  • christian.denyschen - 2012-04-24 16:29

    Simba has today announced its range of new proudly South African flavours, among these are: \Unsafe Sex and Cheese\, \Corruption and Onion\ and \Road Rage and Vinegar\. Also on the drawing boards are: \Smoked Embezzlement\, \Spicy Tax Squandering\ and \Traditional Violent Crime\

      raath - 2012-04-24 16:35

      Would those chips go on the shoulders of the corrupt ANC politicians? (what am I saying? "corrupt ANC" is redundant. "ANC" implies corruption)

  • Gieljam - 2012-04-24 16:29

    This Government is beginning to feel what it takes to run a country smoothly, it cant always be plain sailing or is riding......

  • Toofaan - 2012-04-24 16:30

    \there is no rational basis to postpone the matter\ - yep - it should be scrapped altogether.

      SaintBruce - 2012-04-24 17:40

      Agreed Fantasy idea: If SANRAL had a Facebook page and every time someone 'disliked' their page a brick would dissolve from their fancy [they want you to pay for it too] new Head quarters, their building would vanish quickly! If you like that idea - thumbs down this comment [I won't mind] ;-)

  • kev47 - 2012-04-24 16:31

    I'm happy to pay for it through a small levy on my fuel, but not through the e-toll system.

      raath - 2012-04-24 16:37

      The scary thing is we have been paying a substantial levy on our fuel for this, for years and years. They just squandered it.

      Denise - 2012-04-24 16:53

      In 2010/2011 tax year Sars collected R35.05 billion from the fuel levy and now they have just increased it on 1 April by another 28c a liter or something ridiculous! Only 5% of that apparently goes to Road Accident Fund so where is the rest?

      Sheik - 2012-04-24 16:55

      They say they can't levy fuel because it would put pressure on motorist and then at the drop of the hat add 70cents tax on fuel to cover miss management in other sectors like the road accident fund. Again if their systems worked everyone would have legal licences and accidents would be lower etc.

  • Paul - 2012-04-24 16:32

    I bet you his @ss (Vincent Maleka) and those of the SANRAL/ANC cronies will be enjoying the benefits of improvements without paying for them!

      Francois - 2012-04-24 16:39

      Therein lays the dilemma, the okes who is scoring big time here is some lily white European blokes living in Austria.

      Sheik - 2012-04-24 16:57

      That's what you get when you steal the rent money. Free rental.

  • Wesley - 2012-04-24 16:34

    Where is the cable thieves now

      ashne.segal - 2012-04-24 16:38

      Yes, where are they?

  • Martin - 2012-04-24 16:39

    http://www.sowetanlive.co.za/news/2012/04/24/hospitals-target-more-revenue SHAFTING THE POOR EVEN MORE. anc government this will be the end of you

  • Riaan - 2012-04-24 16:42

    "They don't reject the need for improvement... They want to enjoy the benefits of the improvements, but they don't want to pay for it," he said. These F-ing arrogand pigs. We already paid for it over and above. If you would stop stealing our hard earned money there would not be a need for this e-toll scam. This is just another get rich quick scheme. I hope the judge gives these SOBs a good hiding.

      Riaan - 2012-04-24 16:56

      Excuse the spelling of arrogant all you grammar nazis :-)

      Roger - 2012-04-24 19:48

      You have little chance on the judge, he has already been paid to squash the whole OUTA case ,just look at the reports. His pension money is on the line

  • marcell.britz - 2012-04-24 16:43

    Have no one wondered why the goverment wont stop this, I s it maybee because their pockets were lined with large bribes that they cant pay back? just a thought?

      Piet - 2012-04-24 16:50

      Jip that blacked out document of Vavi comes to mind......

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 21:15

      @ marcell.britz Probably more of a fact than just a thought. Another "Arms Deal in the making"

  • marcell.britz - 2012-04-24 16:45

    Is it not evident that the ministers had their pockets lined with huge bribes that they can not repay,Is this not the reason why they keep pushing for this to be implemented. Just a thought?

  • rowan.maulson - 2012-04-24 16:50

    Sorry Vincent, but you can go and roger yourself repeatedly. There is every reason to postpone (if not cancel altogether) these ridiculous tolls. Its not hundreds of users who will suffer, its the entire damn country just so that some of your connections can get rich through kickbacks etc...

  • Jacques - 2012-04-24 16:51

    The tolls was planned with the state pension fund managers... its easy as that. You invest state pension funds into project. 1.the have a axe over all the state workers heads as its their fund. Then as you need more money for pensions you just put up the price. etc.... it goes on and on... then the contracts etc.... who ever planned this were very clever!!!!

      SaintBruce - 2012-04-24 17:47

      Yes - they thought we are too dumb to catch on to their scamming scheme. News Flash - when the WILL of the masses is against something, it is impossible to stop them. History is full of stark examples. I predict that this 'last straw' will start a wave of change in this country. I have not seen many tags yet and the start is around the corner. Let every taxi hit the toll roads before they get their - unconstitutional - exemption and let SANRAL just TRY to collect their money! People of Gauteng, your resolve is about to be tested, Stand Firm.

  • Piet - 2012-04-24 16:52

    No rational basis, what about all the things you are hiding in that blacked out document? Thieves hide things from the person they stole it. In your case want to steal!

  • Anakin - 2012-04-24 16:52

    "They don't reject the need for improvement... They want to enjoy the benefits of the improvements, but they don't want to pay for it," he said. What utter CRAP : E-Toll vs. Petrol Levy: http://www.outa.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Calculations-on-E-Tolling-vs-Fuel-Levy-Model-3.pdf

      Arthur - 2012-04-24 17:26

      Excellent, thanks for posting that.

      George - 2012-04-24 18:01

      I would hope the judge will quickly see the faulty financial model!

  • Heiku - 2012-04-24 16:54

    I think we should ALL go burn down the gantries. We can sing kumbaya and stand in a circle around it and hold hands.

  • Danny - 2012-04-24 16:55

    The moment that govt employees pensions were invested in this the whole process became illegal. any process where govt employees (and particularly law makers and decission makers) stand to benefit in their private capacity from funds which they force the public to pay is corrupt, immoral and illegal. to put it simply, it is Highway Robbery.

  • Marion - 2012-04-24 16:57

    "In a nutshell there is no rational basis to postpone the matter," he argued before Judge Bill Prinsloo. SANRAL you are totally p*****g us off now. We are not your 'get rich quick' scheme. We are citizens of SA and we OBJECT TOTALLY to this highway robbery. Cut your losses before you go bankrupt.

      George - 2012-04-24 18:05

      You can recover from financial bankruptcy but moral bankruptcy is far more serious. At least we see now who their fellow travels are.

  • Hugh - 2012-04-24 17:06

    Just an observation, in many areas, all they did was remove the emergency lane, and one year later, the roads are stuffed. One year?? Hell the old TPA could build a road that lasted 15years without need of resurface of pothole repairs. Why are the "Improved" roads being repaired....again? Are we missing something here?

      Piet - 2012-04-24 17:24

      The tpa took pride in what they did, that is the difference!

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-24 18:01

      That's the difference between Political Correctness and Engineering Correctness.

      Piet - 2012-04-24 19:48

      Go and drive over a political correct bridge....

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-24 19:52

      Piet : Then you will soon start moving in a gravitationally correct direction.

  • Gordon - 2012-04-24 17:10

    The whole of Africa is corrupt, so the ANC says why not SA, black governments thrive on bribes, corruption, etc, because they cannot build their own houses. They can't get the electricity billing right, how are going to maintain the etolling billing, this means new computers,office buildings & more corruption.

  • John - 2012-04-24 17:14

    So they just decide to do any project and the "old milk cow (motorist) WILL foot the bill"!!!! Furthermore in doing so they stay in a very well paid job on how to improve and milk the cow for their salaries!

  • John - 2012-04-24 17:20

    So they just decide to build a R900,000,000 road and tel us to foot the bill.....?

  • barry.dogg.fritz - 2012-04-24 17:21

    so what happens to the thousands of rands collected in the fuel price for the up keep of our road infrastructure,or has that been syphoned off to another gravy train,not only are gauteng residents going to suffer becaus of this,but goverment implemented a 20 cent hike nation wide to bring down the costing of the scamral(thief) pricing,and then scamral says they will punish those that do not purchase a tag,what thought was very funny is they say you have 7 days to settle your scamral account, but in the next paragrah they say they only send out accounts every 14 days

  • Karin - 2012-04-24 17:30

    PUT US IN JAIL YOU BUNCH OF INCOMPONANT BASTARDS

  • Mlu - 2012-04-24 17:33

    Its so sad our own black government is running this country to the ground,ANC failed us on everything,and Margaret Thatcher was correct in saying the ANC will fail in governing South Africa and we must admit it they have failed dismally.

      Theo - 2012-04-24 21:32

      Very wise words Mlu

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 21:39

      @ Mlu With due respect I dont think that was what The Iron Lady said. She is renoun for her stand on opposing the British Railways, The Postal workers Union and the Coal Miners union, and bringing them down to such an extent that they are non - existant today. But that was on principal of not succumbing to exhorbant demands from those Unions. How I wish we had her likes here in S.A. She always put the peoples needs first.

  • Warren - 2012-04-24 17:36

    this is such a joke. we pay for this type of thing through every single tax possible, its just comeplete Maladministration by this goverment. we are paying for all there inconsistancys, why dont the guys who profited from this ridiculous scheme offer up there commission ect? as a start. Its just so embarresing how easy this lot get away with this type of thing. and we are powerless to do anything against it.

  • New - 2012-04-24 17:37

    For me this is very simple. I live in Limpopo and will at all costs avoid ever going to Gauteng again. I will not drive through nor do business in Gauteng unless there is no other option. e-toll = good buy to all contact with Gauteng

  • George - 2012-04-24 17:37

    I fully agree, they need to scrapped instead, never to be resurrected in a democratic South Africa. DO NOT REGISTER, NO E-TAG, DO NOT PAY FOR WHAT IS ALREADY YOURS. Let's hope the judge is fair and impartial but sympathetic to the hardship so blatantly dished out to the people of South Africa by the arrogant and the corrupt politicians and their (not the public's) servants.

  • Frank - 2012-04-24 17:38

    The people of Gauteng are not opposing eTolls or dont want to pay! They feel ripped off by the whole system, want clarity and want to be properly consulted. Not this rush-rush. What kind of gvt that dosent listern to its people? ANC if you continue to go on like this i promise you aint gonna have my vote and i will influence as much as possible people around me not to vote you! Dont mess around with the people comrades!

  • markvanrensburg - 2012-04-24 17:39

    Maleka quotes here above ("They don't reject the need for improvement... They want to enjoy the benefits of the improvements, but they don't want to pay for it," he said.) - Hey DUDE!!!!!!! What utter rubbish, we have paid for it over and over and over already, now you wanna use the pension money you have used to build this system to continue your squandering!!! Hey Scamrail, have a good life, I will not be paying again for what I already paid for years ago.

  • rhodgkiss - 2012-04-24 17:47

    Came across this extract: SANRAL - From an Australian Newspaper on South Africa E-Tolls "The deal between Sanral and Kapsch of Austria, the e-tolling operating company is not with the corporate entity, but with Kapsch Sweden. Kapsch Sweden used to be SAAB Aerospace, a 50% shareholder in a company called SANIP. British Aerospace held the other 50%. SANIP is alleged to be the payment vehicle used by SAAB and BAE to pay the alleged bribes of around R100Million in the Arms Deal saga to ensure that the Gripen fighter was chosen. The names Hlongwane, Modise, ANC, Zuma, Shaik figure prominently in the list of alleged recipients. So why Kapsch Sweden, not the corporate entity? I leave it to your imagination. How much? According to the corporate structure used to implement e-tolling in SA, about 80c of each rand of profit can be repatriated to Austria via Sweden. Gauteng alone expects to generate about R350Million a month in toll fees. Assuming a very conservative 10% profit available to be repatriated, that means about R28Million a month to go overseas"

  • maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-24 17:50

    When toll roads were originally introduced in S.A., the motorist was given a choice: Either use the toll road (which offered a cost- or time benefit) or use a well maintained alternative route. E-tolling (in fact all tolling) should be put on hold until well maintained alternative non-tolled routes are made available, so the motorist can exercise a choice. Should the provision of alternative routes not be practicable for any section of toll road, that section should not be tolled. The consumer pays. So the consumer must choose. I cannot let people contribute to my pub and then force them to drink only one kind of beer I present to them with and then on top of it force them to pay again, a very high price, by means of a payment method which I force onto them. See? this e-tolling thing already is driving me to drink.

      George - 2012-04-24 18:13

      Absolutely faultless logic. Alas criminals do not understand civilized behavior.

  • Gavin - 2012-04-24 17:50

    What do you think this is ?? A f'ing deomcracy ? Do as I say not as I do - this is just the tip of the ANC iceberg. There are alot of other nasties hiding in that place they keep the scary beasts - but this I mean all the things they've f'ed up but haven't surfaced yet. For whom the bells tolls - it tolls for you my dear reader, stock up on bottled water and invest in some tinned food, it's gonna be long and ugly journey on this - long walk to tyranny...oops sorry, I mean freedom. Long live the fighters !

  • Ian - 2012-04-24 18:02

    So they are actually saying that they don't care if this is a UNNECESSARY financial burden for South Africans? Wow how considerate of them. They don't give a Damn you know.... "It said it was because hundreds of motorists would suffer because of the price. "Those reasons are not enough," said Maleka"

  • grenville.salmon - 2012-04-24 18:09

    "The deal between Sanral and Kapsch of Austria, the e-tolling operating company is not with the corporate entity, but with Kapsch Sweden. Kapsch Sweden used to be SAAB Aerospace, a 50% shareholder in a company called SANIP. British Aerospace held the other 50%. SANIP is alleged to be the payment vehicle used by SAAB and BAE to pay the alleged bribes of around R100Million in the Arms Deal saga to ensure that the Gripen fighter was chosen. The names Hlongwane, Modise, ANC, Zuma, Shaik figure prominently in the list of alleged recipients. So why Kapsch Sweden, not the corporate entity? I leave it to your imagination.

      Johnnie - 2012-04-24 22:11

      This might end up by certain prominent figures eventually packing their bags come election time. The population of this country at the moment is about the same, as what the French was, before the revolution they had. Any person can only take so much.

  • standuhar - 2012-04-24 18:34

    "They don't reject the need for improvement... They want to enjoy the benefits of the improvements, but they don't want to pay for it," Maleka said. Eish... Its da African way!

  • ewanvb - 2012-04-24 18:52

    The average car uses 1 liter of petrol for every 10 kilometers driven, so the amount that is allocated per kilometer for the e-toling should then be deducted % wise from the fuel levy. But the ANC government want to spend more monies that they manage to inn on taxes because half of the tax monies is wasted on other non-essential entities like the NYDA that wast monies like it is f=going out of fashion. Or the lavish parties that the ANC is having all over the country not only for their centenary, but for any reason that they can find. All that attempt to steamroller this e-toling through must be investigated for possible corruption.

      Johnnie - 2012-04-24 22:20

      Do not bring maths into the deal - that will make it too complicated. On average when some get to matric they can not read yet.

  • machaven - 2012-04-24 18:58

    Can you not put misleading titles on articles!

  • Travis - 2012-04-24 19:23

    I bet if there was a national vote for e-tolling (once the public had been educated on the 'benefits'), the percentage of votes for e-Tolling would be less than 1%. How can they pass a law that over 99% of the country opposes?

  • rooikat - 2012-04-24 19:52

    People with tenders got paid before the infrastructure was put up.That is a given. Now sanral needs to get paid, that is a given, whether it be via pay points, existing structures or raised taxes that is a given. The whole thing stinks of corruption. Why must South Africans be responsible for the political and bureaucratic bungling of sanral. Take the knock on the chin and accept responsibility for your mistake. Beg government for your 14 billion or whatever it cost you. Fix your mistake and learn your lesson and do not repeat in other provinces.

  • Estelle - 2012-04-24 19:53

    Eerstens Francois sal beter doen as 'n taalkundige.......Seker maar vars uit die Universiteit en wil darem so bietjie van sy kennis afwys. Tweedens die Lelie Wittes van Oostenryk was deur ons regering gevra om die werk hier te kom doen, want ons land het skynbaar eerste wêreldse kennis nodig gehad vir die projek! Dit is egter ons dierbare regering wat ons land se inwoners blind-roof om hulself te verryk, sonder om eenkeer oor hulle skouers terug te loer en 'n paar krummels agter toe te gooi vir die armes wat hulle so getrou ondersteun terwyl hulle net belieg en bedrieg word. Ons vergeet maklik dat die armes ook maandeliks produkte nodig het wat nie van "vat" vrygestel is nie en dus ook ly onder die korrupsie in die regering, vaarvan hierdie e-tol stelsel net nog een is!

      Rodney - 2012-04-24 20:46

      Dan moet hulle kom kyk hoe lyk eerte wereld kennis, Kyk net na die stuk pad tussen olifantsfontien en OR Thambo lughawe.

      alansmartSnr - 2012-04-24 21:55

      Estelle, kon dit self nie beter gestel het nie!

  • Lauden Kirk - 2012-04-24 20:28

    It's like the nazi hitler. They the gov can't force us to do anything with out fairness and within principle.

  • Johnnie - 2012-04-24 20:35

    If the application is four years too late, when were the gantries built, and up to now the price structure is not right either, and then this man has the audacity to ask the judge to strike the case off the roll?

  • Mike - 2012-04-24 20:58

    EVERYONE MUST AGREE NOT TO BUY AN ETAG! FINISH AND KLAAR!

  • Wisemad Mcmawle - 2012-04-24 21:24

    Let's boycott Mr. Maleka those who do business with him should just change him or chase him they must tell him that they won't afford his service while paying e-toll which he advocating for it I mean we have to fight this battle in many ways no lawyer should represent them. Anyone can come with another plan to add on this one. Remember they have money to pay Mr. Maleka we don't so no lawyer should continue with them.

  • John - 2012-04-25 07:26

    extraordinary good reason being that we will not pay !!

  • Warwick - 2012-04-25 07:37

    What planet is this clown from, Uranus??? These roads have been paid for many times over with the fuel levies and license renewals. It was your corrupt mafia party, the anc that diverted these funds for their opulent luxury and out a useful idiot in charge of sanral to bully the public. sanral added one lane by removing the emergency lane and you want us to thank you – the cheek?? No more, we stand our ground, we fight back you waste of feces. This is the UNGOVERNABLE FORCE. Up yers sanral, up yers anc. No to e-tags and state sponsored corruption and economic terrorism.