Afriforum halts e-toll penalty case

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AfriForum has put on hold its intended legal action on the e-tolling penalty tariff for non-registered users, 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an attorney's letter to (Ndebele) on May 15 to say that AfriForum would institute legal steps if the notice were not withdrawn.”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 re-introduced, 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. - Sapa


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