Outa raring to take on Sanral in e-toll matter

Outa’s Wayne Duvenage says 15 companies have asked his organisation to defend their cases in court.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abus e (Outa) says it's ready to challenge the legality of South African Road Agency Limited's (Sanral) e-tolling system, and is already preparing a legal battle.

The roads agency has already sent out summonses to corporate companies for failing to settle their e-toll debts.

"If you do get a summons and you want to fight it we have the whole process on our website. Give you notice with intent to settle and then Sanral has to provide all the documentation and go through the very careful process of proving that that was your vehicle and that these bills belong to you. You can defend that."

Outa's Wayne Duvenage says 15 companies have asked his organisation to defend their cases in court.

One motorist said, " I just feel it's not fair because I definitely won't pay back anything", while another says she will consider paying her bill since it has been discounted and that she will make others aware of this.

Another motorist said he would pay when President Jacob Zuma pays back the money.

Some motorist are still refusing to pay their e-toll bills despite a 60 percent discount opportunity coming to an end on Monday.