DA takes e-toll bill to court

The WC High Court will hear argument for e-tolling to be declared unconstitutional.

An e-toll gantry on the N1 in Johannesburg. Picture: Christa van der Walt/EWN

JOHANNESBURG - The Western Cape High Court is expected to hear arguments today that legislation governing e-tolling should be declared unconstitutional.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will argue that the e-tolling bill was incorrectly passed by Parliament and signed into law by President Jacob Zuma.

The multibillion rand project went live in Gauteng in December last year and there have been complaints of inflated and incorrect bills.

The DA's Ian Ollis says if it wins the case in the High Court, it will be taken to the Constitutional Court.

"We're asking the court to consider that the bill was tagged incorrectly and that it should be sent back to Parliament for corrections to be made and for the bill to be reconsidered."