Gauteng e-tolling system. Picture: Velempini Ndlovu
Gugu Myeni, Phuti Mosomane and Sapa
Arguments in a bid to stop e-tolling in Gauteng will continue in the High Court in Pretoria on Wednesday.
Judge Bill Prinsloo on Tuesday said he would then hear further argument and give judgment on the urgency of the matter.
Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (Outa) filed an urgent interdict preventing Sanral from launching the e-toll system which is scheduled to kick off on 30 April.
Protestors gathered outside the North Gauteng High Court on Tuesday dancing and singing in a last bid to stop the e-tolling system in Gauteng.
Hilda Maphoroma, a Roodepoort resident, said she had joined the court application seeking an interdict preventing the SA National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) from launching the contentious e-toll scheme on April 30.
“I take my children every day to school and we use these roads. When I want to go to work I have to use the roads and I'm not sure how they expect us to manage,” she said emotionally.
“They are putting our lives in danger with this system. The implementation will mean I will not be able to go to work. I will not be able to take my children to school because of the financial implication,” said Maphoroma.