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Outa convinced it has done enough

Govt. argued that the high court should not have granted an interdict against e-toll.

Toll gantry on a Gauteng highway. Picture:SAPA.

BRAAMFONTEIN - The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) said on Wednesday it was confident it has done enough to convince the Constitutional Court not to overturn the interim interdict against e-tolling.

The alliance's legal team fielded tough questions on from the court about the separation of powers between the judiciary and state on Wednesday.

Government and the Treasury argued that the Pretoria High Court went too far in granting the interdict while the alliance claims the South African National Roads Agency Limited is still not ready to launch e-tolling.

The alliance's legal team was given an hour and 15 minutes to present their arguments, but ran almost an hour longer due to continuous questions from the right justices hearing the case.

The interdict judgment was picked apart until Outa's attorney, Alistair Franklin, was forced to admit that it may not have been a work of perfection.

The alliance's Wayne Duvenage said they remain confident.

"If the courts are to understand the processes and the arguments, good grilling is important, so we're not phased by that."

The alliance argued that the interdict is a temporary one ahead of a full review on e-tilling in November.

The court reserved judgment but gave no indication of when it would give its ruling.