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AfriForum halts e-toll legal action

2012-06-11 16:15

Johannesburg - AfriForum has put its intended legal action on the e-tolling penalty tariff for non-registered users on hold, the lobby group said on Monday.

This came after Transport Minister Sbu Ndebele officially withdrew the e-toll rates notice in die Government Gazette on May 31, CEO Kallie Kriel said in a statement.

The penalty tariff was R1.75/km for motorists who had not registered and acquired an e-tag.

"This followed after AfriForum had sent an attorney's letter to (Ndebele) on May 15 to say that AfriForum would institute legal steps if the notice were not withdrawn."

Kriel welcomed the withdrawal and said AfriForum would closely watch further developments. Should the fee be reintroduced, the matter would be taken up again.

"The withdrawal of the rates notice now presents AfriForum's legal team with the opportunity to submit inputs, as a friend of the court, in the case in which government is lodging an appeal against the interim order granted against the implementation of the e-toll system," Kriel said.

The penalty tariff notice was published in the Government Gazette on April 13.

This was a court action separate from an interdict on April 28 that halted e-tolling pending a full judicial review.

The government has since approached the Constitutional Court to appeal against the interdict.

Comments
  • Annelise - 2012-06-11 16:29

    great

  • ian.pohl.1 - 2012-06-11 16:35

    The Goverment is learning some hard lessons.

  • thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-06-11 16:35

    Well done Afriforum

  • thandiwe.ngema.71 - 2012-06-11 16:35

    Well done Afriforum

  • warwick.railton.7 - 2012-06-11 17:14

    Will never register for e-tolling, not ever. Stop the tolls on urban roads, jail the corruptors, jail Nazi Ali and his henchmen. To hell with sanral and their anc stooges.

      wyattsmith1001 - 2012-06-12 08:02

      Got a bit of a stutter there warwick, or are you just a troll?

      wyattsmith1001 - 2012-06-12 08:02

      Got a bit of a stutter there warwick, or are you just a troll?

  • John - 2012-06-11 17:22

    Will never register for e-tolling, not ever. Stop the tolls on urban roads, jail the corruptors, jail Nazi Ali and his henchmen. To hell with sanral and their anc stooges.

  • daniel.motlhatlhedi - 2012-06-11 17:40

    Afriforum is so hands on during democracy i wonder if they around during apartheid. Why ddnt they help to fight apartheid

      Fourhundredkg - 2012-06-11 19:22

      They did - and they succeeded. Don't you know your history Daniel?

      Edgar - 2015-02-04 11:37

      what apartheid, I don't see no apartheid, amaaaaandla

  • George - 2012-06-11 17:47

    When there is injustice from whatever quarter South Africans must unite for the good of the country. It seems everyone except the government can see how incomprehensibly bad e-tolling is for our people. Democratic Government cannot be free to implement policies which are immoral and against the will of the people. Let the court confirm that.

  • George - 2012-06-11 17:48

    When there is injustice from whatever quarter South Africans must unite for the good of the country. It seems everyone except the government can see how incomprehensibly bad e-tolling is for our people. Democratic Government cannot be free to implement policies which are immoral and against the will of the people. Let the court confirm that.

  • freddy.vanwijk - 2012-06-11 17:59

    "The government approached the Constitutional Court to appeal against the interdict". To do what? Legalise "democratic corruption" by applying a tax that cannot be policed properly in the eyes of the South African consumer? Afriforum, well done, you took every single one of us into consideration.

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