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Anti-e-toll group to offer legal support

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Anti-e-toll group Outa has launched a new “e-toll defensive umbrella campaign” to provide legal support to members summonsed for non-payment of e-toll fees.

This comes as roads agency Sanral announced on Sunday that Gauteng road users are eligible for a 60% reduction of their historic e-toll in arrears from Monday.

Road users with outstanding e-toll debt incurred from 3 December 2013 until 31 August 2015 now have six months to settle their accounts, or make payment arrangements.

However, Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) chairman Wayne Duvenage said on Sunday that the “60% discount of zero rands due remains zero as far as we are concerned”.

In his statement, Duvenage highlighted its new campaign, explaining that public members who agree to Outa’s conditions and sign-up “to donate a monthly contribution of an affordable value of their choice” will fall under the defensive umbrella.

Outa has expanded its role as a civil action organisation into a membership-based contribution model that sustainably facilitates a growing mandate from the public, Outa explains on its website.

“The e-toll defence umbrella is aimed at supporting the vast amount of businesses and members of the public who are afraid of individual prosecution for their resistance against the unjust policy of e-tolls,” it explains.

“It aims to defend every case of e-toll prosecution within Outa’s contributing membership base, if any of their members were to be prosecuted for non-payment of e-tolls.

“However, Outa cannot guarantee representation, and assistance is always on the basis that society has contributed sufficient funds to cater for any litigation costs.

“Outa has developed a significant base of evidence and is confident in their ability to successfully defend an e-toll non-compliance case, on various fronts,” it explains.

“We know that this defence is significantly beyond the budget, time and abilities of businesses or individuals to carry if they are ever individually prosecuted, unless they are assisted by an organisation such as Outa.”  — Fin24

4 Comments

  1. Outa may not need to come to their aid.
    Yesterday the FF+ launched a well thought out case to stop all payments by way of showing that the etolls equipment had not been approved for legal tender and that instead of taking in funds SANRAL should be REFUNDING all monies levied by their untested gear.
    Go to the FF website for details. Sadly FF+ news conferences are ignored by the mainstream media. Must be that the FF+ isn’t all that enthusiastic about Transformation I suppose.

  2. Here’s something sadder still. I did a fwd of this VERY newsworthy FF+ news conference to the ‘Transformed’ Radio 702 news room and the mail was totally ignored. I phoned their news room and I’m STILL waiting for the promised phone call from their News Editor.
    I can only imagine that the FF+ isn’t regarded as a Politically Correct entity and can therefore be treated with utter contempt as they do not toe the mainstream media Party Line on Uhuru by stealth or Transformation.

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