Johannesburg - Several parties, including government, have
launched a Constitutional Court appeal against an interdict temporarily halting
the e-toll project, Outa said on Wednesday.
"We can confirm that we received affidavits for the
Constitutional Court, and we are currently looking at them," Opposition to
Urban Tolling Alliance spokesperson Wayne Duvenhage said.
He said the government's affidavit dealt with the economic
impact of the interdict.
"Their (government's) argument is based around its
right to introduce policy that it deems appropriate. If they can't do that,
then they say it could damage the country's economy.
"We are arguing that it is not the court interdict that
is the issue, it is about the poor decisions around e-tolling. Government
cannot introduce policies that are oppressive on the country's people. Policies
need to be reasonable," he said.
The High Court in Pretoria halted the e-toll project in
Gauteng on April 28, preventing the SA National Roads Agency Ltd (Sanral) from
levying or collecting e-tolls pending the outcome of a judicial review.
Sanral CEO Nazir Alli resigned on May 7.