File - in this photo taken Friday, May 4, 2012, vehicles pass beneath a gantry which uses sophisticated electronic equipment to impose toll charges onto the vehicle owners as they pass along freeways. After years of delay, protests and legal action, a tolling system finally came into force Tuesday Dec. 3, 2013 on a large part of the freeway network of South Africa's richest province, Gauteng, amid threats by opponents to continue the fight against the tolls which they warn could cost the ruling African National Congress votes in next year's elections. (AP Photo/Denis Farrell,file)

Cape Town - More city motorist have complained of being billed by the South African National Roads Agency Limited for e-tolls in Johannesburg despite not having used Gauteng roads.

Last Wednesday Sunningdale resident Ireley Hoare was billed R16.53 when she had not used her car in Gauteng for more than 20 years.

More Capetonians came forward to say Sanral accounts had been sent to them although they had not used Gauteng roads recently.

Attorney Hendrik van Zyl, who is representing Parow motorist Ilze van Zyl, said his client had been sent a bill despite not using the e-tolls.

He said Van Zyl drove a Volkswagen Polo while the vehicle pictured on the bill was a Mercedes-Benz truck which had two different registration numbers - neither of which matched the Polo’s.

Van Zyl said he wrote to Sanral on 10 February, a day after receiving the R87 bill for using e-tolls on December 3.

“They said I must fill in this form and prove why my client should not be liable for paying this account.”

“I’m not going to waste my time and that of my client following this procedure of theirs,” he said. “It is ridiculous. I will just leave it like that.”

Rondebosch resident Kean Pearce owns a motorcycle which he said had never been to Gauteng. He received two bills from Sanral and the picture of the vehicle accompanying the account was of a “little white car”, he said.

The first bill was for R521 from January 11 to February 11 and a second was for R457.66.

Pearce said he made numerous calls to the Sanral, but was yet to receive much joy.

“They told me I must fill out a nomination form in which I nominate a person to drive my car, but I refused and told them that would be fraud. Then they asked me to complete a representation form which doesn’t make sense,” he said.

Sanral did not comment by deadline.

Cape Times