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Justice is being served - Outa

Outa is now preparing to head to the Supreme Court of Appeal in its battle against e-tolling.

Outa is now preparing to head to the Supreme Court of Appeal in its battle against e-tolling.

JOHANNESBURG - The North Gauteng High Court on Friday granted the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) leave to appeal its earlier judgment.

The case will now go to the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein while South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) is free to launch e-tolling as soon as it is ready.

Acting Judge Louis Vorster went straight from hearing the case into his judgment saying another court may reach a different verdict.

The alliance argued the North Gauteng High Court had misinterpreted a Constitutional Court judgment and government's implementation of e-tolling was procedurally unfair.

Sanral and the Treasury fought back defending the ruling of the Constitutional Court and said the project is too far along to be challenged.

Outa welcomed the judgment saying justice is being served.

Outa believes Sanral deliberately kept the public in the dark and was dishonest about the process of implementing tolls in Gauteng.

Motorists with e-tags will pay 30 cents per kilometre in Gauteng.

Meanwhile, government said it will be vindicated in the end.

The issue of legal costs is yet to be decided.

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