Johannesburg - Audit firm Deloitte and Touche has been commissioned
to conduct an independent forensic investigation into claims that Sanral
held roadblocks to coerce motorists to register for e-tolling.
"In the interests of providing the investigator... with
as much information as is possible... [we] call on anyone who was
stopped at the roadblock on the Linksfield Road onramp... or at any
other place... to [come forward] and report it to the investigator,"
Justice Project SA said a statement on Sunday.
The SA National Roads Agency (Sanral) has denied
holding the roadblocks in January and has labelled reports about them as
a "malicious rumour".
The rumours had social networks Twitter and Facebook aflutter.
Sanral said at the time: "No staff from either Sanral
or its toll operator ETC have conducted any roadblocks as described in
the e-mails and social network postings."
The company said the rumours started after its staff
were seen marking roads and that motorists had thought they were being
stopped in a Sanral roadblock.