Breaking: Judge Vorster rules in favour of Gauteng’s eTolls, dismisses Outa

Judge Vorster has ruled the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance’s (Outa) application regarding public participation in the eTolls saga was flawed, saying this morning he believed their application would not succeed.

It has been reported that the Judge said Outa’s claims were “extraordinary deception”.

SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral), the National Department of Transport and the Treasury Department were in court arguing Outa’s application should be dismissed.

Outa were opposing the eTolls arguing they “should be set aside because proper public consultation never took place”.

On Judge Vorster’s ruling the Democratic Alliance’s Jack Bloom, who was in court, tweeted “JackBloomDA: Judge has ruled tolls can go ahead. Very disappointing.”

Outa had received support from many of Gauteng’s citizens, along with labour union COSATU.

It remains to be seen when SANRAL will decide the tolling should commence.

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