13 March 2014

South Africa: DA to Appeal E-Tolls Judgement

press release

The Democratic Alliance is set to appeal the judgement handed down by the Western Cape High Court today in the party's case against the unconstitutional passing of the E-Tolling Act.

The DA has argued that the people of Gauteng were denied a voice against etolling because the law was not debated in the provincial legislature.

While the application was dismissed it is significant that both parties will pay their own costs.

We are studying the judgement and will issue further comment at a later stage.

The fight against e-tolling must continue not just in the courts, but also at the ballot box on 7 May.

Gauteng deserves a government that is prepared to fight against the unjust system of etolling.

We are committed to calling a referendum when elected, so that the people of Gauteng can have a voice by voting directly against etolls.

The fight is still within the people of Gauteng. We must demonstrate our mass opposition to etolling on election day.

Mmusi Maimane, DA Premier Candidate for Gauteng

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