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Peters could face court action over e-toll panel

The DA marched to the minister's offices in Pretoria on Thursday to hand over a memorandum.

Transport Minister Dipuo Peters. Picture: EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Transport Minister Dipuo Peters may find herself in court if she does not accept and consider the findings of the Gauteng e-toll review panel.

The Democratic Alliance (DA) marched to the minister's offices in Pretoria on Thursday to hand over a memorandum.

The list contains a request for Peters to legitimise Gauteng Premier David Makhura's e-toll advisory panel by agreeing to receive its recommendations.

The memorandum also calls for the minister to present the findings to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene and National Treasury.

DA Parliamentary leader Mmusi Maimane says the party will consider court action.

"When we put a Private Members Bill, it will be informed by some of the socio-economic impacts of tolling. The bill will simply argue that this law doesn't work for the following reasons, therefore we can have a strong case to say it must be repealed. The courts aren't designed to set policy but they're set to challenge policy that doesn't work."

The e-tolling system went live on 3 December after months of legal wrangling, protests and calls for civil disobedience.