Outa ‘encouraged’ by public reaction on e-toll amendment

Outa views the gazette as a cynical move by government.

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JOHANNESBURG - The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) says it's extremely encouraged by the public's response against the government gazette for e-toll amendments.

Outa says they have just logged close to 100,000 comments and objections from the public who are outraged by not only the gazette but also its timing.

The gazette that was released over the festive season is viewed by the alliance as a cynical move by government.

Outa spokesperson John Clarke says, "They needed to know exactly what the public thought before they went to Parliament. That was the reason for them trying to get it through. They needed as much time as they can to process 100,000 objections."