Sanral, Treasury might appeal e-toll verdict

The North Gauteng High Court ordered a full review into the Gauteng tolling system.

OUTA has a strong case to warrant an interdict.

JOHANNESBURG - The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) said on Sunday, while the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) and government have a right to appeal against the decision to stop the e-toll system; it is unlikely it would be granted.

On Saturday, the North Gauteng High Court granted an urgent interdict against the controversial project, ordering that a full review be held into how it came into being and whether it is viable.

Judge Bill Prinsloo said it was clear that OUTA had a strong case to warrant an interdict.

Both the Department of Transport and the National Treasury said they were studying the court decision.

"Judge Prinsloo was adamant that this was a clear case and that an interdict should be granted," said OUTA's Wayne Duvenage.

"I think they will battle to get an appeal but they're entitled to do that."

Motorists are relieved for now.

"There's just so many costs attached to the road," said one.

"It's daylight robbery," another told Eyewitness News .

"They'll just add more tax,' said a third.