Sanral obtains first default judgment in e-tolls case

An e-toll gantry in Gauteng.
An e-toll gantry in Gauteng.

Johannesburg - The SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) this week obtained its first default judgment in the Pretoria High Court for outstanding e-toll debt.

Vehicles owned by One Stop Building Supplies in Alberton were driven through e-toll plazas in Gauteng between August 3 2013 and August 31 2015.

On October 24 last year, a warrant was served on One Stop’s owner, Naomi Strydom, which she failed to defend in court by 20 days later.

In terms of the court’s ruling, One Stop must pay Sanral R436 407.75 plus interest at a rate of 10.25%.

A warrant of execution was also served on Strydom for a property to be sold to recover the amount, should she not honour the payment.

One Stop Building Supplies is under voluntary liquidation.

Sanral’s successful application for a default judgment comes ahead of a test case between the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA) and the roads agency.

Wayne Duvenage, the chairperson of OUTA, said the default judgment against One Stop Building Supplies was insignificant and that people who chose to defend themselves in court against Sanral had nothing to worry about.

READ: Sanral judgment doesn't mean e-tolls are legal - OUTA

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