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Sanral defends e-tolling in court

The Democratic Alliance is challenging the constitutionality of the transport law.

The South African National Roads Agency has continued to defend e-tolling. Picture: Sebabatso Mosamo/EWN

CAPE TOWN - The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) has continued to defend e-tolling amid a court bid challenging the Parliamentary process followed to pass the bill.

It claims the bill passed in September did not follow the proper procedure and should be declared unconstitutional.

Sanral's David Unterhalter has told the court it recognises the legal questions raised by the DA.

The DA is arguing the e-tolling bill should have been passed as a Section 76 Bill and not tagged as a Section 75 bill in parliament.

Section 76 bills are debated in both Parliament and the National Counsel of Provinces, which the e-tolling bill was not.

The DA is therefore challenging the constitutionality of the transport law and related amendment act.

Meanwhile, billing bungles and widespread public outcry against the transport law continue.

In January Sanral had to evacuate it's operations centre due to an anthrax and bomb scare.