Outa support set to increase - judge

2012-04-28 11:53

Johannesburg - The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance's (Outa) number of supporters was expected to increase following its court application to halt the e-toll project in Gauteng, a judge said on Saturday.

Judge Bill Prinsloo was handing down judgment in the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria in Outa's urgent application for an interdict to stop the controversial project from going ahead on May 30.

"It's expected that after this application, its [Outa's] numbers will increase," said Prinsloo.

If he granted the application, it would mean that a full court review would be carried out to decide if it should be scrapped or not.

Outa had submitted affidavits by five South African citizens that described their hardships and how the e-toll project would affect them.

Prinsloo read out these affidavits while delivering his judgment, which started at 11:00 on Saturday.

  • Sechaba - 2012-04-28 11:58

    I am very suspicious that SA government is broke, this etoll was started to steal money from our Credit Cards, Government is trying hard to get all our Bank details, I thought they had enough details with SARS. Somebody has been deducting R600 per month on my account for the past 8 months, on Monday I am going straight to my Bank, I am very suspicious that this person might be related to Khulubuse.

  • Bless Boswell - 2012-04-28 12:00

    Thank you to all those involved in OUTA, for stepping up to the post and representing all South African citizens.

      Tony - 2012-04-28 12:21

      Thanks for taking up this tasks for hundreds of road users in Gauteng.

      maseratifittipaldi - 2012-04-28 13:26

      Hear, Hear ! Thanks !

  • kensong.ben - 2012-04-28 12:08

    @ the eve of the next election , c,mon political strategy sense should dictate that the anc-goverment inc should just scrap this e-toll scam ..implement it and definetly loose the support of some of ur the middle class voters.

  • Gregory - 2012-04-28 12:10

    Viva OUTA Viva. Long live OUTA long live.

  • Tshidijuma - 2012-04-28 12:11

    They thought the fight that no one was willing to take straight on,

  • markmc83 - 2012-04-28 12:22

    Congrats OUTA! Proves that there are people out there who have what it takes to stand up and spit in the face of greed and corruption. This has really made me feel allot more positive about the future of SA and the day in general. There is now proof that we will not lamely sit by and accept whatever cards we get dealt. We as South African's will stand together against government exploitation.

  • James - 2012-04-28 12:23

    Scamral i hope you fail you bunch of unethical crooks. ******************VIVA OUTA VIVA!!!!!!**************88

  • Henry - 2012-04-28 12:45

    I agree with the judge. I'm one of the people who support Outa, 'cos if the efforts are not done to stop this (money making scheme) it will spread all over to other provinces. Something (logical) has to be done because we, as the society are just tired of being considered to be 'money cows' by our very own government. The cost of living is high as we speak, we can't afford that our liablities will just be increased unnecessary. It's voctory for the Outa and I fully support it.

      Marion - 2012-04-28 14:30

      Anyone who wants to register with OUTA to swell supporter numbers for the forthcoming court battle can go click on the individual supporters listings at this link:

  • berni.venter - 2012-04-28 12:46 GET WITH THE PROGRAM FOLKS!!!

  • wisemadm - 2012-04-28 13:31

    I send my very big thanks to OUTA and Judge Prinsloo and not forgeting every one who participated by not buying or register E-tech. So let's give OUTA more support by not register or buying E-Tech and those who already registered must go and cuncil it that'll give Our heros OUTA and its legal the more strength and agility. Let's show our government that if we don't want something they should listen. I no to E-toll.

  • Marion - 2012-04-28 14:28

    We've won the battle, not the war. Thank you to the 10 Associations, 528 Businesses and 10510 individuals who put their support into OUTA for the man on the street. Anyone who wants to register with OUTA to swell supporter numbers for the forthcoming court battle can go click on the individual supporters listings at this link:

  • Adam - 2012-04-28 15:57

    A big Bells on the rocks to OUTA and the Judge. Thank you for saving us from the anc.

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