Outa ready for e-toll court battle
Outa, Sanral and government have filed their affidavits for the e-toll case.
JOHANNESBURG - With less than a month to go until the e-toll battle is fought at the Constitutional Court, the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said all the legal formalities were now finalised.
The alliance, the South African National Roads Agency limited (Sanral) and government had to file numerous affidavits ahead of the hearing which is set down for the 15 August.
The e-toll project was interdicted earlier this year, but the Constitutional Court is being asked to overturn the ruling.
The alliance's Wayne Duvenage said because of the implications of the interdict there was an unusually complicated process leading up to the hearing.
"It's been a bit unusual in that more than one set of affadavits on both parties have been filed. In fact from the Treasury and Sanral side, there have been three."
He said that while the Constitutional Court will rule on the interdict, the review of the entire system will proceed as planned.
Duvenage said they have studied more than 7, 000 pages of records and filed their papers on Monday.
While government claims the Pretoria High Court had no right to interfere with a government project of this magnitude, the Alliance said its case is now stronger than ever.