Outa calls for help with funding campaign

The alliance against tolling has appealed to the public to help raise funds for its legal fees

Majority of the public continues to oppose toll roads. Picture: EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) on Thursday announced a new campaign to help raise funds for its ongoing battle against e-tolling.

The organisation spent millions in legal fees to secure an interdict against the controversial project.

It now hopes to raise around R3 million.

On Tuesday, South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral)'s CEO Nazir Alli handed in his resignation.

However, he did not elaborate on why he was leaving.

The agency's Koos Smit will take over as acting CEO after Alli leaves on 3 June.

Outa's Wayne Duvenage said Outa hoped the public will support them.

"I will see this as an investment, a very small contribution towards the legal costs, and in return a huge saving in unnecessary tolling costs."

The money will be used to pay for the legal costs of the interdict.

More money will be needed to be raised for a full court review of the system.

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