Chappies case continues

Arguments in the Chapman's Peak toll plaza case are set to continue on Tuesday.

Chapman's Peak protester Fiona Hinds. Picture: Supplied.

CAPE TOWN - Arguments in the Chapman's Peak toll plaza case are set to continue in the Western Cape High Court on Tuesday morning.

The Hout Bay Resident's Association and the Habitat Council are seeking an interdict, on behalf of the public, to stop construction of the toll plaza.

Construction of the R54 million project got underway in January.

The respondents in the case include Western Cape Transport MEC Robin Carlisle and toll road concessionaire Entilini.

Carlisle said procedures have been followed and added he has nothing to be ashamed of.

He is confident the court will see that.

"I have a comfortable feeling. One never knows."

Len Swimmer of the Hout Bay Resident's Association does not agree.

He said what is happening is unlawful.

"The first applicant shouldn't be us at all. It should be the environment, and the environment is suffering."

The Association's lawyer Jeremy Miller argued the respondents didn't get approval from the correct authority.