OUTA remians committed as e-toll funds roll in
“There is a growing momentum from both businesses and individuals to contribute to the legal fund of OUTA,” says Wayne Duvenage, Chairperson of the civil rights alliance that interdicted the launch of tolling on Gauteng’s freeways.
The Opposition to Urban Tolling Alliance (OUTA) has now raised just under R5 million for it’s legal challenge, almost half of the R10,8 million expected legal costs if the case runs its full course. We are encouraged by the growing number of corporate entities who are coming on board to support this extremely important case.”
Equally, more and more individuals and families are contributing as a result of both the social media campaigns in place and the real savings that households have made as a direct result of the interdict on e-tolling.
The e-tolling court case is now moving into the final stage of reviewing all the documents used in order to make the decision to e-toll and we are putting the final touches to the supplementary affidavits. We the expect this matter to be heard in the next few months, but this will depend on technical delays and the appeal of the interdict, which is being heard in the constitutional court mid August 2012.
“Our case remains stronger than ever. We are confident that we will raise the funds required to defend this matter, while on the other hand, the government will make use of our taxes at their leisure for their legal expenses” says Duvenage. Citizens and business are urged to go to our website to learn more about the organization and how to contribute online.