Final e-toll showdown to begin

OUTA's Wayne Duvenhage.
PRETORIA - The final court battle over e-tolling is due to get underway in Pretoria on Monday with the fate of the controversial project at stake.

The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) is challenging government about the economic mechanism and viability of the multi-billion and project.

Last week, a decision in parliament effectively put e-tolling on ice until February, but it's hoped a court decision will be handed down before then.

It’s been a long and expensive road full of twists and turns and the battle it’s now in its final phase.

OUTA’s Wayne Duvange said there can be no compromise.

“The public have made its voice heard loud and clear, but government still thinks they can force this golf ball down this hosepipe.”

This weekend roads agency Sanral was hit by fresh reports of tender rigging, but government denies e-tolling is unlawful, too expensive and was pushed through without proper consultation.