Sanral: Motorists are free to approach courts over summons

Sanral says it will mainly target high level offenders such as companies with large amounts of unpaid debt.

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JOHANNESBURG - South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) says those who want to contest the receipt of summonses over outstanding e-toll fees are free to take their matters to court.

Civil society organisation The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) says it will challenge the summonses after several failed attempts to have e-tolls declared illegal.

Sanral announced this week that it had instructed sheriffs in regions across Gauteng to start issuing the notices.

It says it will mainly target high level offenders such as companies with large amounts of unpaid debt.

The road agency's spokesperson Vusi Mona said, "They still have an opportunity, when they receive a summons, to say they change their minds and say 'we will come forward and pay and we're interested and taking up a 60 percent discount'. If they ignore, we will seek a judgment; and if they want to entrust it in court then we will meet in a court of law."