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High Court stops e-tolls

The e-toll project in Gauteng must be put on hold with immediate effect, Judge Bill Prinsloo ruled in the High Court in Pretoria on Saturday.

“I make the following order... the first respondent (SA National Roads Agency) is interdicted and restrained from levying and collecting tolls,” said Prinsloo.

The e-toll project in Gauteng must be put on hold with immediate effect, Judge Bill Prinsloo ruled in the High Court in Pretoria. File Photo: Thobile Mathonsi. Credit: INDEPENDENT NEWSPAPERS

Everyone in the public gallery stood up and clapped hands after he delivered his judgment.

Prinsloo granted an urgent interdict, brought by the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa), to stop the launch of the system, so that a full court review could be carried out to decide if it should be scrapped or not.

Prinsloo said that while he realised Sanral would suffer huge financial losses, members of the public would also suffer hardship of the controversial project went ahead. - Sapa

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