File photo: Ihsaan Haffejee
File photo: Ihsaan Haffejee

Last-minute e-toll court bid scrapped

Time of article published Dec 2, 2013

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Johannesburg - An application by the FF Plus to stop e-tolls on Gauteng highways was struck from the roll by the High Court in Pretoria on Monday.

"The matter is scrapped from the roll for lack of urgency," said Judge Maria Jansen.

She said the applicant sought wide-reaching relief, and failed to make a proper case.

Jansen said the constitutional issues related to the case were complicated, and it had implications for the separation of powers.

Afterwards, Freedom Front Plus spokesman Anton Alberts said the merits of the case had not been heard.

"We are very disappointed... The merits of the case were not heard today. The matter is not necessarily dead."

Alberts said the party would decide on a way forward. A likely option was to put the matter up for review, which could take a few months.

Alberts said the court ruling was not in the public interest. -Sapa

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