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Outa to defend 15 clients in e-toll billing court case

Outa says the highest bill it's dealing with amounts to R8 million, handed out to a Gauteng business.

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

JOHANNESBURG - The Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa) says it has notified the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) of its intention to defend more than 15 clients who have been served with a summons for not paying their e-toll bills.

Outa says the highest bill it's dealing with at the moment amounts to R8 million, handed out to a Gauteng business.

Sanral has been sending out letters to e-toll defaulters and motorists have until Monday to take advantage of a 60 percent discount.

Outa's Wayne Duvenage says they already have a team ready to defend their clients.

"I think what will happen is the courts don't have to have the same case fought 100 times. I am sure the judge president is going to hear the case as a one-test case. So that's what we're working on."

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