Cosatu members protest against the E-tolling system. Gallo images
The legal teams for both Sanral and the Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance have arrived ready to hear the fate of e-tolling in Gauteng.
Court 4E of the North Gauteng High Court is filling up slowly with high profile figures already amongst those in the public gallery. Sanral CEO Nazir Alli, Outa's chairperson Wayne Duvenage as well as the DA's Gauteng leader Jack Bloom, are amongst the more prominent figures in court awaiting the judgment.
Today's judgment will establish whether or not e-tolling on some of Gauteng's freeways may commence or whether the system will be shelved.
Sanral, National Treasury and the Department of Transport have already indicated they will appeal the judgment should it go against them.
Outa's biggest problem should they fail in their application to have e-tolling scrapped, is their growing legal bill and whether or not an appeal could be launched.
Judge Louis Vorster has begun reading out the judgment that is expected to take over an hour to deliver.