So said Wayne Duvenage, chief executive of the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (Outa).
He said for the national roads agency to suggest that motorists’ vehicle licences would be withheld because of e-toll debt was ludicrous and illegal.
“Should they attempt to go down this road, Outa will engage with its legal advisers and the public to challenge these developments. The impact of using coercive tactics such as blocking vehicle re-licensing or vehicle sales in order to force the payment of e-tolls, would have negative unintended consequences.
“It would drag already-cash-strapped municipalities into the e-toll fight. It would impact negatively on local government’s revenue streams and policing processes,” he said on Wednesday.