E-tolls: Legal firm to defend first non-compliant user for free

2013-11-25 13:16

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Legal firm Findlay & Niemeyer Inc has offered to defend the first non-compliant e-toll road user as a test case.

The offer followed the SA National Road Agency Ltd’s (Sanral) warning to motorists to pay within seven days of receiving e-toll bills or be handed over to debt collectors, the firm’s senior partner John Price said in a statement today.

“In defending the test case, we will act on a contingency basis in the sense that we will charge no fees to the client and call for no deposit,” he said.

“The prospective test case client, and the basis of his or her complaint, would need to be carefully selected to ensure that the real toll road issues are put cogently before the court.”

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters announced on Wednesday e-tolling on Gauteng’s highways would begin on December 3.

Yesterday, Sanral chief executive Nazir Alli said if debt collection failed, the Criminal Procedure Act would come into effect and motorists would receive summons to that effect.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.