NPA to prosecute e-toll offenders
The NPA has confirmed that two senior prosecutors will begin prosecuting e-toll offenders.
JOHANNESBURG - The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has taken another step towards compellinge-toll users to cough up with the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) confirming to Eyewitness News that two senior prosecutors have been assigned to begin prosecuting offendersin Gauteng.
Its understood the advocates have been meeting with Sanral officials at their Midrand headquarters to study toll defaulter cases.
The NPAs Nathi Mncube says two senior prosecutors have been assigned to handle e-toll cases.
While EWN has been told the two advocates will take on 40 test cases, Mncube says nodefinitenumbersor deadlines have been set.
They will take the cases to court as and when they feel ready.
Sanrals Vusi Mona declined to comment on the development, saying the NPA handles prosecution matters.
OUTA SLAMS DECISION
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) has slammed Sanrals decision to forge ahead with the prosecution of e-toll defaulters.
Outas Wayne Duvenage insists e-tolling has been introduced unlawfully, andsaysSanral should wait until the panel set up by Gauteng Premier David Makhura releasesits findings.
The panel, which will look at the socio-economic impact of the controversial systemand its impact on residents and Gauteng at large, has four months to table its recommendations to the Gauteng government.
Meanwhile, the alliance has called on the public to help raise more than R3 million in funds for their newly-launched Rule of Law campaign whichaims to fight Sanral in court for prosecuting motorists.
The controversial e-tolling system went liveon 3 December after months of legal wranglings, protests and calls for civil disobedience.